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jankensan
« on: November 04, 2007 05:48:29 AM »

This is the chipboard book I've altered as a Christmas present. There are spaces for journalling and the recipient (top secret!) to add their own photos.

My first altered book! Took about 3 days to do, but I'm happy with the result....

The hard part was cleaning up all the dust I made when I sanded the gloss of the pages!



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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007 06:04:10 AM »

I love, love, love it! I must go make one, or befriend someone who can Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 06:24:40 AM »

what a super cute idea! i would love to get one of these as a gift, your "top secret" friend is lucky!! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007 06:29:48 AM »

Have you tried liquid sandpaper? It goes on like mod podge and is clear...I used it on a high gloss children's book I altered and it worked like a charm...I got it at Home Depot in the paint section.

You did a lovely job for your first altered book--your recipient is going to be very pleased that you spent so much time making him/her such a special and individualized gift!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007 07:18:41 AM »

I love this idea. Craftster is perfect, I am wandering around thinking about what I should gift my best friend with this Christmas. And what do you know, I find the perfect idea. To bad it won't be as good as yours.  Roll Eyes

Have you tried liquid sandpaper? It goes on like mod podge and is clear...I used it on a high gloss children's book I altered and it worked like a charm...I got it at Home Depot in the paint section.

You did a lovely job for your first altered book--your recipient is going to be very pleased that you spent so much time making him/her such a special and individualized gift!

I am curious about this liquid sand paper, is it like gesso which adds a layer of grainy sand like substance, or does it dissolve the layer of gloss. Where about in home depot did you find it, you can't as anyone in there for a specific product, just a certain area (like painting or hardware) *must run off to Home Depot, if only it weren't for work*
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007 07:58:37 AM »

I will answer you in a PM since I do not want to hijak this lovely person's post... Grin  and I am sure my response is old hat to most of these more experienced craftsters!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007 08:51:15 AM »

Hi thanks for the lovely comments! I will have to look for the liquid sandpaper, it was a real hassle sanding the pages.
Feel free to hijack away! That's the best way to learn new things I think! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2007 09:42:35 AM »

That is so awesome!! I'm definitely going to have to "hijack" this one for a Christmas present! It looks fantastic.
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