Following our field trip to Graycliff I wanted to make a souvenir/ gift for DC who initially had suggested the trip. Amongst the photos taken were a few that included him which could have just been emailed, but I wanted to do something different.
Software was used to make the photos look faded and vintage before being printed on glossy paper. With inspiration from Youtuber Nik the Booksmith, I proceeded with the next part of the project. She generously offered a “Polaroid” template to download. I printed several copies on glossy cardstock. The centres of each “Polaroid frame” had to be cut out with an Xacto knife.
After gluing the frames to the photos they were added to a small booklet which I had made from cardstock. It included space for DC to write his memories of the day.
Using Kraft cardstock, glue, string, brads, and a paper punch I crafted a “folio” type folder to mail the photo booklet to DC.
I happened to have a rubber stamp with a favourite travel quote which I stamped onto the back :
It wasn’t exactly an apt quote since we had a destination in mind, but we did have a few detours along the road to Graycliff, so I guess one could say we “got lost”, if only for a few moments.
This project turned out to be only the first step on my journey to altered books.