When it came time to make a present for my friend Bethany for her birthday it wasn't hard to come up with ideas. She will play an Abbey Sinthe, an Absinthe Distiller at the Upstate Steampunk Con where she and her partner, Rhonda, will be vendors with their stunning fused recycled glass jewelry and feathered hair adornments from Ow Wow! Glass Creations.
Bethany loves butterflies and has taken gorgeous photos of the creatures, I tried to included lots of butterflies, as well as the lots of absinthe memorabilia (including instructions on creating the louche). I had a great time making this album, working on it in the middle of the night sometimes when I got an idea. It was so much fun. I used a lot of Graphic 45 papers, vintage photos and absinthe posters, 7 Gypsies, Prima flowers, Tim Holtz, K and Co., bling and charms, as well as things from my stash of 20 years of altered books, art journals and scrapbooking.
I also included some prints of my own drawings of nudes, as well as the envelopes, pockets, tags and fold out portfolios I have learned from you tube mini book tutorials.