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vintagegirl90
« on: May 31, 2011 07:53:48 PM »

I made this altered book for a friend's birthday about a year ago!
I had dreams of making more pages and adding finishing touches, but alas i surrendered that dream and finally  gave it to her!

let me know what you think Smiley

























thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011 08:02:52 PM »

truly awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011 08:42:35 AM »

Love it!  Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011 02:35:20 PM »

It looks fantastic! What a lovely present, I bet she loved it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011 01:31:23 PM »

That is really great! I love it Smiley

Are there any tutorials on craftsters that shows a person how to alter a book like that?

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vintagegirl90
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011 11:08:26 PM »

That is really great! I love it Smiley

Are there any tutorials on craftsters that shows a person how to alter a book like that?



thank you!

I don't know i'm sure you could search for one and you'd get some tips if nothing else. I don't have a particular method i just took an old book and starting turning it into somewhat of a scrapbook. the one thing you have to be careful of is picking a book with sturdy binding that will be able to handle everything you add.
have fun!
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011 10:19:03 AM »

I think the part I have the hardest time figuring out is how to paint the pages. Do you paint them all at once, or paint 2 pages then let it dry for a day then paint more the next day, etc.

And when/if you do, what type of paint do you use?

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011 11:17:18 AM »

Wow!  Now i have a perfect idea for mothers day.. Thank you soo much for posting. It looks fantastic. Did you have to rip out alot of pages to make room for all the stuff you added.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011 08:47:08 PM »

Beautiful. Great idea for my book obsessed friend!
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2011 11:01:00 PM »

I think the part I have the hardest time figuring out is how to paint the pages. Do you paint them all at once, or paint 2 pages then let it dry for a day then paint more the next day, etc.

And when/if you do, what type of paint do you use?

Thanks!
I worked on one spread at a time. It takes me while to complete a page because i'm a bit of a perfectionist, so i never had to think about painting more than one page at a time! i'm pretty sure you could though, depending not the paints you use. I used acrylic paint and i found that it dried pretty quickly.


Wow!  Now i have a perfect idea for mothers day.. Thank you soo much for posting. It looks fantastic. Did you have to rip out alot of pages to make room for all the stuff you added.
Thank you! I did rip out a lot of pages. i tried to do it artfully and incorporate it into my design, but i've found if you don't rip out pages then it puts a lot of stress on the binding.

thanks for looking!

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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011 04:34:13 PM »

Thanks for the answer Smiley

I am not usually patient enough to wait, but I try to.

Another questions (I really appreciate your help!!)-
Do your acrylic painted pages stick together? Mine have been lately and I am not sure if it is the humidity or the paint. My modge podged pages are sticking too Sad

anywho, I really appreciate the help!
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2011 02:17:20 AM »

I'm totally impatient too!! it gets in the way of my projects ALL the time.
Hm thats weird... i would guess probably something to do with the humidity. I haven't had a problem with my pages sticking together.

here's an exerpt from this website: http://stampinmama.typepad.com/stampin_mama_a_mama_that_/2006/07/our_love_affair.html

"Are you having a problems with the acrylic painted pages sticking together. If so, a couple of things you can do - get some Dorland's wax and rub it over the pages then buff with a soft cloth. Or dust the pages with Pearlex. Not only will the pages shimmer, but the dust will help to keep the pages from sticking. Or tip-in a pretty piece of tissue paper between the pages. Just some ideas . . ."

hopefully that will help!
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2011 03:56:08 PM »

Thanks! I have just had some scraps in their, but I like the idea of the tissue paper. My MIL and SIL suggested spray the pages with cheap hairspray. As one is an artist and the other taught 3rd grade for 30+ years (sending home art projects), I plan to give it a try once I remember to buy some cheap hairspray.

I appreciate the answers to my questions Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2011 09:58:31 PM »

sounds like a great idea! good luck with it, cant wait to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2011 09:24:05 AM »

Waa! How did I miss this!  Huh I've seen other people's altered books but this is one of the best ones I've seen yet! I really, really love it!  Grin That's it I'm wisting!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011 04:24:10 PM »

You did such a great job.  I'm glad you gave it to her - I'm sure she loves it!! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2011 02:12:17 AM »

Thank you!  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011 12:39:22 PM »

Your book is awesome and I hope your friend appreciated all your hard work you put into it.  It looks so good!! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2011 11:34:26 AM »

This is wonderful!  I'm always looking for inspiration for my own journals, and this has definitely been clipped to my Evernote Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2011 07:39:58 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2012 09:32:04 AM »

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! It makes me so inspired - well done!
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