I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. In fact one of my most vivid memories from childhood was being taken off for a reading test which I remember being incredibly stressful and fun all at the same time.
For Scrapfest by the sea, I decided to put my love of books into a project. I popped up to the local
op shop and brougt a cheap book (just $2), then set about to alter it. I knew the idea I wanted to go with, but wasn't entirely sure how it would work out. So I just gave it a shot. Here's what I came up with.
I am in love with stencils/masks at the moment, so it only made sense to give the book a little texture using Prima's checkerboard mask. I used both the large and small masks to give different sizes of squares and the white texture paste and clear. Again, for a different look and to see what the clear looks like....
Although I used 'mostly' Prima products, I also threw in some transparency's from Collections and some tags from Typo.
To get the rounded pages, all I did was work out how many pages were in the book, then divide them roughly (I divided into lots of 5 pages). Then I folded them in a half circle and glued back to the spine of the book. I was surprised at how quickly I got through doing that! It didn't take long at all!
Once all the pages had dried, it was simply time to embellish. I added the vine first as my base, then worked around it adding in additional flowers, transparencies, bottles etc until I was happy. I didn't want it to be 'overdone', but also wanted to have something pretty and enduring.
As usual for this type of project, I used my all time favourite glue - Helmar 450 quick dry. It's brilliant. Strong, quick to dry and rubs off if you get it in time. Also for a project like this, it's not brittle, so if the pages move, you're not going to get pieces 'popping' off.
Setting clear, it is also great for the transparencies I attached.
My project can be found in the latest release of PaperHaus magazine which was just released on 1st September. It's a fabulous fall inspired free online scrapping magazine. Just click on the cover below to visit it....