My Art {Collages on Vintage Book Covers}

collage for Monika of Splendid Willow

A few years ago, I began creating

these mixed media collages on old

discarded book covers.

collage for Alison of The Polo House

I have kept a few for myself, but most have

found very fine homes across the globe.

for Swoonworthy’s gallery wall
(this one has been in a few magazines, yo!)

I use acrylics, felted wool, safety pins, vintage

book pages, vintage illustrations, linen,

silk, and egg shells.

Birds, skeletal ladies with high hair, crowns,

crosses, and poetry are repetitive themes.

for an upcoming art show

I am so fond of using these book covers which

would otherwise be thrown away!

And now that I have my copy of

Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted,
 Carved, Transformed

Edited by Laura Heyenga

(Chronicle, 2013),

I am once again inspired to continue

this compelling art form.

Oh little paper slippers!

Prepare to be so inspired and dazzled

by the artists within this positively

magnificent book you will not

be able to put it down!

Any fans of art made from books out there?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. October 17, 2013 / 10:57 am

    You are so talented…does your creativity have no bounds? I don't think so..rock on Michele!

  2. October 17, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Love those, they looks like they would mix so well with other pieces of wall art!!
    Just wonderful, Karolyn

  3. October 17, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Michele, you are amazingly talented and creative. Love it! I'm glad you are inspired to explore this art form some more. PS – those slippers!!!! XOXO

  4. October 17, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    I luv Monika's collage! So creative! franki

  5. October 17, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    Your collages are so cool, graphic and edgy, Michele. Very different from the calm and quiet seascapes you paint. I love the contrast. So talented you are! Hope you are enjoying early autumn. I've been very busy, and hope to post soon 🙂
    x Loi

  6. October 18, 2013 / 10:37 am

    I love your bird collages. The colors and composition are so pretty. I have a bit of an old book addiction so this is a must book for me. Thanks for sharing such pretty things…

  7. October 19, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    Love the one you made for Monica.. so creative Michele! This is really unique and the ultimate in recycling;)

    Have a good weekend! xxL

  8. October 20, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    LOVE your divine collages!
    In fact, come over and take a look at the post from October 18th….
    there is a placesetting photo and on the napkin, Bonnie attached
    the pewter polo pin as part of the napkin ring!
    It's back in on the bacl on the book collage, but you must go see
    how she used it!
    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, sweet friend.
    A 🙂

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