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jennique
« on: May 30, 2011 10:13:53 AM »

I saw this project several times on the internet, including here on craftster, and I knew I had to do it. I saw it more recently on craftster as well but I can't find the post.

Anyways, I used pages from a book titled The Seven Seas from the 1950s. I found it at a used book store in town and it was in fairly good condition and the paper was a nice quality. It had aged a little but I thought the off-white of the paper was much more pleasant to look at. I just found several ocean themed pictures online, edited them up in photoshop and printed it onto the pages which I cut from the book. I specifically selected a page to match each picture.

I used some basic wooden frames from the dollar store and spray painted them gold. Then I mounted the pages on blue scrap booking card. I think I will hang them in the bathroom but they are just sitting in the living room for now.

The pirate ship: a page about pirates
The lighthouse: a page about ship wrecks
The non-pirate ship: a page about the East India Trading Company

   
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011 10:52:54 AM »

I've seen those around too...great job on it! Looks super easy. I couldn't figure out how it was done.  Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011 11:31:22 AM »

love those ships!! nice job matching the pictures with the words Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011 12:51:04 PM »

Very nice! And simple! I tried painting on book pages once, but they did not turn out how I imagined. Sad Never would have thought to just print on them! Haha. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011 01:33:17 PM »

oh i love these. what a great gift idea too. super job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011 03:10:51 PM »

nice! kudos and thank you for sharing! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011 09:54:55 AM »

Thanks everyone! I definitely encourage you all to try it, it was so easy. Because the book pages are smaller than normal printing paper you may have to fiddle around getting the pictures to print in the right place. I cut some piece of printing paper the same size as the book pages and test printed each picture. It took me 2 or 3 times to get each picture lined up right.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011 10:33:28 AM »

What a beautiful job!  Love it!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011 06:44:31 AM »

I second the notion that a set of these could make great gifts. Did you seal the print with anything or just frame it?
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011 12:52:34 PM »

I just framed it behind a piece of glass.
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