As promised, here is an in-depth look at my Paris Altered Book. It is the only finished book in my library of altered books, and I have to say I love it the most. I started it prior to going and wrote in it while in Paris. I collected goo-gobs of “eurotrash” as my dh so kindly put it. I even packed up the phone book from the hotel room! I finished this after we got home.
I created this pop-up using old metro tickets. The background is composed of a metro map and photos I took of my favorite metro stop.
My dh and I standing in the middle of the Champs Elysees! We were convinced by our driver that it was ok. I made the little drawers using matchboxes and vintage buttons. It’s one of my favorite elements in the book.
I also love the interaction of this page. We saw the Louvre in one day – which is incredibly tough! My dh took this lovely photo of the “DaVinci Code Pyramid” as I like to call it. I used it as a flap book. You can see some of the journaling here:
This was possibly one of my most favorite projects to date. I hope to get the opportunity to make several more of these, from several other beautiful cities!