A couple of posts ago I shared some pages I made for a vintage glue book page swap. I've since received some questions about vintage glue books.
It is cut and paste collage and it would be easiest to tell you everything it's not. There is no glitter, no bling, no fabric flowers, no lace, no trims. No embellishments of any kind.
It is paper and glue. Sounds simple but it's actually a challenge creating something aesthetically pleasing without the assist of all the aforementioned bells & whistles.
It's really about composition and choosing the right images-size and color.
I'm not a gluebook expert by any stretch of the imagination but for those interested in learning from the best I recommend a visit to
Green Paper is the blog of the Queen of Vintage Glue Books, Mary Green. In addition to some lovely vintage eye candy you can check out Mary's online gluebook and collage classes.
In the blissfulARTswaps group my dear friend and talented artist Kim is hosting monthly gluebook page swaps.
Our theme for May is Shades of Blue.
I used to do a lot of portrait sketches. This was one of the very first ones, a charcoal pencil drawing of my grandma (Dad's mom) when I was 16. These are ...