Imaginary Postage Stamps

This tiny flag book has 8 altered postage stamps.  I combed the dictionary to find the coolest images to install on vintage stamps from around the world.  Housed in a custom made paper box.

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Things Darby Chewed

Small photo book with 20 pages of the various things my dog has chewed, including rugs, shoes, bras, etc.  I am working on volume 2!

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Sweet Bird

This is a gold-embossed vintage book cover separated from its book long ago.  I cut an opening for a sweet bird to peek through.  Ready to hang.

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Number 4 Accordion Book

This book is made from a recycled collage and enhanced with ephemera and markings. 

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Teabag Book: Study in Orange

Tea anyone?  This 5 page book is made from used teabags and ephemera:  maps, stamps, gold leaf and encyclopedia.

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Crazy Cabinet Card Book

Something happened during the photo shoots!  Each of the 7 pages of this coptic-stitched book has been altered with dictionary illustrations.  Book is about 3 1/2" tall by 2" wide.  Price includes tax and shipping!

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Study in Circles

This 12 page book explores circles, using dictionary and encyclopedia images.  The accordion structure is made from recycled watercolor paper and has multiple layers of stenciling, paint and stamping. 

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Animal Friends on Cabinet Cards

Six large cabinet cards (4 1/4"  by 6 1/2"), each adorned with animal images from the dictionary.  Bound with a coptic-like stitch.

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Sometimes I Wish I Were a Fish!

I made this accordion book to fit inside an Altoid tin, pictured to the right of the book.  The pages of the book are from an old atlas and the fish images are cut out from a vintage dictionary.  Price includes tax and shipping.

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Postal Matchbook

Teeny tiny heads!  This piano-hinged book has a matchstick spine.  The pages are cut from an antique letter written in Italian.  The heads are cut out from vintage postage stamps.  Price includes tax and shipping!

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Fishy Button Book

8 Fish varieties meticulously cut out from an old dictionary and glued to cut out circles from a vintage atlas.  The accordion-like book pages are nestled between antique mother of pearl buttons, 1 1/2" in diameter.  Price includes tax and shipping!

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Leaf Book

6-page book made from pressed leaves and dictionary images.  Bound with 2 copper rings.  Each page has a window with a different plant variety.  6 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" wide. 

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Fishy Flag Book

The covers of this flag book are made from a vintage book cover which I cut in half.  The fish images are from an old dictionary.  Two thirds of the fish face one direction and a third the other. 

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Lady Machinist's Handbook

You probably didn't know there was a special edition tool maker's handbook for ladies.  Here it is, in a handmade, latched box.  Its 13 pages, each altered with playful dictionary images, fold out of the box, which is adorned with original letters in Italian, antique lace and mother of pearl buttons. 

5 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" tall x 1 3/4" deep.

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Tiny Green Buildings

This little flag book is made from illustrations about the US Government.  It folds up to fit inside a map-covered matchbox.

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I like Bugs!

The flag book is made by photocopying insects onto acetate.  The pages are attached with grommets.  I made a belly band to keep it closed.  It's very springy and interactive!

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Portable Library

This "collage" is made from book spines, covers and end papers of long ago. It's mounted on a 3/4" board and is ready to hang.

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Inorganic and Organic

This 12 page, 3" by 4" book is made from heavily painted watercolor paper and embellished with dictionary, postage stamps and encyclopedia images.  Price includes tax and shipping!

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Exploring Blue on Teabag Parchment

This book is made from teabags!  Each of its 6 pages has a collage using blue:  stamps, a parrot feather, a stock certificate and letter fragments.

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Exploring Black and White on Teabag Parchment

Each page of this book has a bit of gold leaf and images from old dictionaries and encyclopedias.  The coated teabags made a wonderfully translucent yet strong substraight for collaging.  The book binding is a simple running stitch.

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Lots of Dorks

Mini lotus fold book made from old yearbook photos and binder paper.  Meaures 2" by 2".

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Pop Up Sampler

This "sampler" of pop-ups has 6 different examples.  The cover is made from a vintage book and the interior pages are made using discarded book pages and images.

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Kit Davey

makes playful art to spread delight

across the planet