Do you love using vintage papers in your art? I do, but honestly, sometimes it's a little hard for me to rip into an old book, especially ones with lovely pictures. And what is it about dictionaries? I have a stack of dictionaries sitting on our fireplace, and another in the dining room--at least twenty, but I just can't bring myself to tear them apart.
This is where Ali is awesome--her etsy store specializes in vintage ephemera, no reproductions. Some things Ali has made herself, but she also has sets of wonderful papers all ready for creating--no tearing necessary!
That gorgeous bird page, and the text behind it, came in one of the Vintage Bird Kits. It was full of wonderful papers, SO many beautiful bird images, and all of them authentic ephemera. All of the papers used in this collage, aside from the corners of patterned Glitz, are from VPD, even the tiny tag. The egg image is from Blockheads, from the Vintage Illustrated Birds set (I use that one a LOT!), but the tag is actually from the VPD packaging:
Ali on her new venture; I'll have several more pieces made from Vintage Page Designs papers to share with you in the next week, and you can find more information and inspiration on the VPD blog.