I'm so excited today to show you an altered item I made especially for the paperHaus blog!
I very first saw a book being altered by Jamie Dougherty when we were on the Prima Design Team together. It was amazing and I couldn't believe how you could do something like that. Finally, I've given it a go myself. And it's actually not toooo hard. I'm going to show you a few steps to make it super simple for you...
First choose your book and take the dust cover off.
Once you're happy with the depth of your hole, you can glue the pages together. I went through and glued a few here and there, but then used modpodge and glued around the whole of the book. I glued the outside of the book pages and the inside so everything was stuck together nicely.
Then it's time to decorate. I decided I wanted something I could hang on my wall.
In this instance as I was going to use the book as a frame for a picture of my children, I decided to use a black and white photo and some soft colours to compliment both boys and girls.
Then I added in some muslin (cheese cloth) to the bottom and sides of the whole, plus added some painted corrugated card around the edges. This softened up the whole book.
Finally I added in all the embellishments I thought would work to get the right 'feel' to my book/frame. I love Prima, so used all their products on this project and added in a ton of flowers (including one of their divine vines) plus as a 'centre piece' I used a set of Prima's new wooden doors to frame the photo.
I also used some Vintage Trinkets, resin pieces and a gorgeous new die from Spellbinders to create that cute little leaf you can see above.
I had such a fun time with this. A bit of paint, a bit of glue, a bit of fabric, some flowers and embellishments. This girl was in heaven!
With Christmas coming up, this would be the perfect gift to make and give to someone special. I hope you give it a go.
PS: Did you notice the banners running across the top of the book? They are cut from the packaging of the wooden doors. Cool huh?!