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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.
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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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