Day 556 A bit of Mixed Media

     

What do you do with all thosepostcards  you pick up on your travels!? Mine usually stay in a cubby hole in the desk til I have a clean up and toss them. 

 
 Sad to say I the only thing I bought for this book was the Eiffel Tower on the front when we were in Les Andelys and of course the postcards. 

 
 I collected a lot of ephemera like the items on the back.  I have two bags full. I needed a map for the accordion part of the book. Did I bring ONE map back. Not a one. 

  
Luckily I found some copyright free maps on the internet and printed it out. I printed several but only used this one. 

  
The accordion was also made from the map.

  
Here’s a shot of the book with the accordion extended. Each postcard is backed with vellum so that you can journal on it about your trip.  Thinking I may glue some more of my ephemera in it. 

  
I have a large bag of stamps left from when I did a lot of mixed media. Could I find it?! After hours of looking I did and NOT ONE French stamp. Finally I did yesterday morning. An hour and a half of going thru the bag  – stamp by stamp – I finally found about a dozen. I actually had separated them back when I got them but put them in with the Italian stamps. 

 
   I had several that were larger than the rest and wanted to use them anyway so I cut them down and mounted them on some paper that I already had.  Since of course I now had a surplus of stamps I had to add a few to these pages. 

 
This is the book that has the directions for the accordion postcard book. Fairly easy to make. And only took about five hours to assemble. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx 

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