Happy wednesday, my crafty friends (:o)
Today i want to share a wip - project with you.
I'm preparing an old book for altered art. Maybe you noticed the majority in my titel and this is because i managed to get a lot more projects from just one book.
First i've cut off the covers and spine. Because the book is quite thick i also removed some.....
..signatures and inside pages. Still quite thick....
...i've cut the book in two parts.
Next i've glued the pages together with matt ModPodge and after this was dry...
..i've cut out the middle sections
Well, what to do with the signatures.....?
I found a tutorial at Tattered Treasures to create a shabby mini album and staining paper with instant coffee
I used Nancy's tips about squeezing to get wrinkled paper...
...baking in the oven...which really goes very quick...
Gathering some pattern papers, too
A nice before and after shot
I also squeezed and stained some packaging paper....but it don't need to soak.
I used a brush, applied the coffee - soup in sections and let this airdry
After the staining paper action, i used the coffee - soup to stain some burlap, lace and trim
Lot's of yummy vintage paper waiting now...
Continue with the signatures now ...which have 3 to 5 pages
They'll be glued together to form one page
I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo around the edges and glued the pages together with Arleen's Tacky Glue adhering one pieces of lace between the pages on both sides
Distress Ink on the packaging paper, too. Two pieces of packaging paper for the inside of one signature....
..and a large piece for the outside
8 thick pages coming together to form a book
I'm now using Dsitress Ink Walnut Stain to all pages to get a more grungy look
Staining some tags for a later use inside the book, too
This is what i have so far....the stained pages, leftover stained lace, trim and the tags
At this point, i was thinking about the binding.....the spine of the pages are still fragile even with all of layers... if some stained fabric will help...???
Again..staining...strips of cotton fabric with Vintage Photo Reinker and some water...
Drying (and squeezing) with the heat - tool for wrinkles
Stamping with black StazOn
Glued the fabric to spine with Matt Medium
Well, here you see all the prepared projects from one book ready to go creative...
Saved original covers, some nice map papers, a grungy book and two book shrines.
Thanks for your appreciated comments