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My Artful Gathering Book Pages...So far!!

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Hello Dear Friends!!
Hope all of you are enjoying your summer dispite the very hot temps and drought, and fires...geez it's been quite a summer huh??
What have I been up to you may ask??
Well I joined The Artfull Gathering online classes for 6 weeks and I joined Nancy Maxwell's class. We are to construct a book with 5x7 canvas boards and also a keepsake box to decorate that will hold the book we are making. I decided to make my book into a Heritage book with pictures of my Grt. grandparents from Germany, Scotland and Ireland. I am designing a two page spread for each family.
The first page is of my Grt. Grand mother Johanna circa 1881. The original picture was both her Johanna and Charles in the same picture with Johanna's right arm leaning on Charles' left shoulder. I copied them onto matte photo paper, used some pencil crayons to give them some color, as well as their background. From their shoulders to their heads I put some dimensional foam backing behind them so they are raised up from the pape…