Right now, my world is filled with up with fairy tales! Yep, I'm getting kits made for the April shindig that Kim is throwing. (she has had a cancellation and has TWO spots open if you'd like to join us there!!)
My project is a journal, called the Book of Enchantments. I decided to do a journalling page for it. Here is a snippet. It's a drawing, with the words and doodles, over a page from a 1940s Snow White book. I'm copying it before adding the markers and inks, so the guests can either glue it into their books and tint it as they wish, or they can use it for ideas to create their own doodles.
I've colored in about 6 or 7 so far, its kind of addicting. I sent one to Beth too, and she said that coloring books for adults would be fun to have. I agree, its soothing to do.
For the last few months, I've been collecting old, old, fairy tale books to use for this class. I've been lucky to find lots of Snow White and Rose Red in them, so that each student will get originals from those stories. I'm also including other fairy tale and princess pages in the kits. Everyone will get an assortment along with the old wallpaper, lace, ribbon, and trims.
So far, I've torn out and stacked up hundreds of pages. As I go through the books, I'm setting aside the Cinderella pages, since there are so many. I'd like to do some thing special with those later on. (a class, a swap book with kits, not sure what, but something lovely and princessy)
I've also saved all of the Jorenda and Joringle stories. My sister named her youngest daughter JoRenda, after this tale. I thought I'd save those pages for a family craft project next time I get together with my sisses.
Okay, back to work. Or maybe to do some more coloring....