Part of today's lesson in Collage Coterie is about making a basic book cover collage. The book cover I used is from an ancient copy of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. I bought this when I was at school when I was studying it for 'A' Level Eng Lit. I saw this tatty old book (missing the first couple of pages) at a boot sale and having a sentimental attachment to the novel, bought it for 50p. I've carted it round for nearly 30 years and have finally found a use for it!
The cabinet card of the couple is original, as is the photograph of the birds. Although I suspect this was snapped somewhat later it seemed appropriate to use it.
I didn't use any paint with this, just paper, glue and bits 'n bobs.