Sunday, March 13, 2011

I went down to our second hand store and went hunting for a old hard cover book. After blowing the dust off this one I thought perfect, i'll give this brown old book some new life, so home it came with me.

Firstly buy a big container of glue (Mod Podge works great) but anything you can use smoothly with a paint brush is just fine
I had a 520 page book so I glued about 435 of those pages (This is ALOT easier then it sounds) then divided the last 85 pages into 2 sections and then glued those 2 sections together

Now this is where the fun begins. Cut a section out of the glued pages to fit the photo
Once this is done, cover the front and back of the book with you favorite paper, leaving the spine. I added a heap of assorted colors of ribbon to the spine
It is up to you if you want to cover the book first or paint the pages, I did a bit of testing to see if my colors would match, but I covered the book first, this is up to you which bit you want to do first.
The best way to do your painting is paint a page and let it dry then do the next page, you will have 5 pages in total to paint
I also papered the inside cover with a patterned paper.
Add lots of embellishments and bling

and then lastly add your selected photos to your section that you cut out


12 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Amanda”

Linda said...

wow you did a good job!!!!
I tried this once and made a real mess of it. lol

Tracy said...

This Looks absolutely GORGEOUS, you have made a real treasure that you will be able to keep for ever.. I love the Bright funky colours..

CraftyGirl said...

Amanda... girl! I love this idea!! And the bright colors you used makes this so fun!!! When I get back from vaca.... I am off to my thrift store to find some books to do this with!
barb :)

scrappinlil said...

Wow you did a fantastic job and so time comsuming gluing all those pages and letting it dry and then creative though. I love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

L.B. said...

Great fun idea!

Fern said...

What a great idea and such a different way to show off favorite photos!!! I would never have thought of this!! TFS!! Hugs!!!

Michele said...

What a fantastic idea! I just stumbled upon this wonderful blog! It looks like a FUN one!! I am hoping to jonsome of your challenges.

Linda w said...

What a fantasic idea. Great tutorial, nice and easy to follow, love the finished project. Hugs lin

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun idea and use of an old book. I really like your end result.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Amanda said...

Thank you CraftCrave (in case you check back lol)


Lori Apgar said...

This is such a cute project!! Our local library has an Altered Book Club and they are very inspiring!