I am sure you have all seen altered books
When I showed you on a past post some vintage books that were selling in my booth I had requests to show you how I altered mine.
So, here ya go!
Pick up some books at the thrift store, they don't have to be really old just look a little worn, certainly not a new book
I rip off the front and side binding, some people rip off the whole hard cover.
At this point you could do like Ballard Design, tie them up with twine and call it a day.
Or you could pull out an interesting page from the book and some old sheet music
Get a graphics from Graphics Fairy and and run the book page or sheet music through your printer
At this point I pull out my rubber stamps and walnut ink
and kind of mess them up!
I mod podged this altered page onto the front page of the book, then fancy it up and I am finished
I price these between $6 - $10 depending on how fancy they are and which embellishments I use.
I am still on vacation and having a wonderful time! Yesterday I spent the entire day going to antique and thrift stores with Deb from Garage Sale Gal...Toooo Fun! I fly home to Orlando tomorrow night and as soon as I can get my brains together I will show you pictures of our great adventure.