Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Scrapbooking Poems from a Fishbowl

haikujaguar requested that fishbowl poems be made available in concrete form, as scrapbook pages. I can do that; for that matter, I can scrap any of my poems. I've been scrapping my poetry as presents for several years. Most poems fit on one page; a few turn into spreads of two or three pages. I use scrapbook paper, both patterned and plain. Embellishments include stickers, rub-on decals, paper punches, and borders of contrasting paper cut with decorative scissors. If you want specific colors, you can ask and I'll see what I've got in stock. Autograph available upon request.

Figure $5-$10 per page. $5 would cover poems I can print out onto a single matching sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper, or plain paper embellished with stickers or simple cutouts. $10 would cover poems that require more complicated cutting and piecing, laser cuts/stickers I have to buy special, premium paper like metallic or handmade stuff, and 12" x 12" pages. Most poems could go either way, depending on how fancy a page you want. Some are an obvious match for easy-to-find paper (I can usually find leaf frames, flower frames, etc.) and others are just so exotic that I have to do a lot of piecing or stickering to make the presentation match the poem's content. Add postage for mailing in a cardboard envelope. After I've done this a few times, I'll have a good idea how much that will cost. Probably $1-2 since that's what most of my manuscript submissions cost.

If you're interested in buying a scrapbook page, contact me and we'll discuss details.
Tags: crafts, cyberfunded creativity, poetry
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