7/20/10

Pretty Papers Anyone?


As I was wrapping packages to send out tomorrow, I was also trying to organize my paper bits. I have a collection of lovely ephemera which I don't know what to do with, since much of it is too nice to use as wrapping, which is what I do w/most of it. ANYways, there were all these little bits that plague me b/c they're always there and in the way, but I can never get myself to throw out. So instead of finishing up and going back to making my new studio fit for human occupation, I found myself slapping a bunch of little collage tags together out of all the little bits. A bunch of them went on the outsides of the packs I was making. Here's the rest, scanned on a book board, which I also have a bunch of. One of the things that were plaguing me were these elaborate letter rub-ons, so I just slapped them on! I had glue all over myself, just sticking things wherever they landed, just to finally be rid of them. I know I have more little baggies w/bits I can't toss. Maybe I'll make more. NO! Must organize and get going on a million projects waiting to burst out of my mind and into being!
Any of you gals want a pack of ephemera? I have a stack of National Geographics from 1980 w/glorious pictures, I have maps and dead gorgeous antique book boards. I have wallpaper samples from Germany. I have a stack of joss papers and gorgeous chinese posters of those calligraphy paintings.  I have decorative papers from paper source. A bunch of currency from occupied Asia in WWII... I have an entire ledger book, mostly blank. It's glorious...  Illustrations from children's books...
I'm just thinking if I sell them in collage packs if it would even be worth the bother. You have to take all these great pictures, then sell the thing for... well, I don't know for what. But then I'd have to muddy up my shop w/supplies...
Well, tell me if you want them. You. Out there. Whoever you are.

4 comments:

stregata said...

It sounds and looks yummy. How about a second shop?....

Boot ~C said...

I also have my own endless stash of scraps, but who doesn't want more...!

TesoriTrovati said...

I do have a thing for ephemera. Bought a pack on eBay some time ago with all these German cigarette trading cards, playing cards, vintage European movie star trading cards, and even cigar labels. Got them from an old gent who was so very sweet and had a lifetime collection of the stuff. He was slowing down and suffering from Parkinson's but we had some nice chats about it all. I would definitely be interested...
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Vintage Venus said...

I would be interested too, since I do collage...