Long time blog readers and students will attest to my routine of rotating my collage ephemera. It's that time! I spent some time today going through some of my stash (that I really do stash away when I'm not using it) and swapping out what I think I want to work with now vs. what I've grown tired of.
My "now" pile (some of it is seen above) will go in my journal bag (I use a double sided Eagle Creek pack-it cube, with focal images in one side and background ephemera and transparencies in the other.)
I've been doing this for years and it really does help me as well as to keep my supply stash fresh and new. That said, it doesn't mean that I don't add to that stash every now and then.
Every now and then I'll visit some of my favorite shops (see the where I shop button the right side of this blog). I also love scouring etsy and ebay for paper packs. I'm always looking for new ephemera! I also love seeking out things at my local used bookstores. I enjoy recycling catalogs, magazines and flyers in my workwork as well as picking freebies up that I find in my travels.
Do you have any favorite sources for collage ephemera?