This is a way to organize and store all that ephemera that I have collected. I watch INKWELL (Dede) on USTREAM and this is her project for the year. She calls it the alphabetica box. Each week Dede gives 2 suggestions for what to label the file folders like 'birds' or 'doors' or 'maps'. The goal is to personalize the box and make it your own. She collages each folder and has shown this method on many shows. Still I hesitated- see when I first learned to collage and decoupage we never used paint- we just glued on paper, napkins or fabric. Dede makes using paint look so easy. Every time I try I get mud (LOL). So, for the sake of catching up and to stop staring at an empty box I just cut down some already decorated 12 x 12 folders from my stash. I decided to just stamp and hand write the labels on the plain manila folders, Here is my box portfolio.
The portfolio is a recycled large flat rate shipping box decorated with book pages, alphabet stamps, colorbox ink, duct tape, and tulle.
Here are my folders and dividers so far.
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