Vintage nature crafts
What's this, another 'i love vintage' this week? Yes, why not? I do, after all, love vintage. And three of my favorite vintage issues are specifically Summer themed, and summer has just officially begun. Don't you want to be as happy and self-satisfied as the woman in that wooly pink sweater is on the cover?
I love the wacky, off-the-wall typography at the bottom. I pulled out Nature Crafts and did a wee bit of clean-up work on it in PS. It's just so majestic.
This particular two-page spread has both vegetable and mineral-based crafts. First, there are stone creatures, designed by Ruth and Bill Miller. (I am assuming the linked-to obit is this Ruth Miller. She died only recently, in April of this year. Bill, however, left this mortal plane back in the 1980s.)
And then there's a more refined, serious project, paper rubbings using leaves and flowers.
What, you want directions for these two projects? Of course you do. Look for "STONE CREATURES" and "PAPER RUBBINGS" for helpful tips.
Happy summer nature fun! xo
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I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.