Sunday, October 19, 2008

Board Books.

I got a bag full of tiny board books a few weeks ago from Vinnie's. I looked at one of them the other day and decided to tackle it. I started by giving it a coat of primer. I just used the primer from our walls instead of buying gesso. Works just as well. I let that dry and then added a coat of yellow acrylic. I stuck the pages together while they were wet and then pulled them apart to give the inside pages a cool veined effect. See it in the corner of this picture...Then I came up with a theme. I decided to go with follow your heart you'll love where it takes you. It just so happened there were just enough pages to fit a word a page. I started layering papers, stamps, labels, paint, oil pastels, ink and whatever else I grabbed. I got lost in this project and didn't want it to end. After I got the ephemera and art just so I drilled a few holes to add charms and such. I put some yarn in the spine...using leftover pieces from crochet projects...never throw anything away...and hung all different fun things from the ends.

I could have kept going but decided to stop and call it done. It was lots and lots of fun and I can't wait to make more!

7 comments:

sarahelizabeth said...

This is adorable! Are you going to sell them?

Persimmons Gal said...

I do have this little one for sale in my etsy shop...look to the left! Thanks for the compliment!

geriann said...

very nice my dear...you never cease to amaze me :)

Victoria said...

This looks great! It's been a few years since I've done one, and yours makes me want to get out all my stuff and play!

Kate said...

Oh wow, how fantastic!

Devadeva Mirel said...

i love these!!!

glimmering prize said...

your book is great! I love the little baby doll!