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« on: December 21, 2012 08:06:30 AM »

I found a couple of used Harry Potter books at Goodwill last month. I have always loved the chapter art and I wanted to use that to create something. I found these great blank paper mache  ornaments at Hobby Lobby and that's when I got the idea for the ornaments. Three of these were for swap partneres in the Harry Potter Holiday Swap, two are for friends, and two are for me!  Cheesy

I found the chapter art I wanted to use then took a relevant part of the book to paste it on. Then I found the passage I wanted highlighted and glued it on there as well.

The Boy Who Lived:

Yer a wizard:

Mirror of Erised:

Owl Post:

Marauder's Map:

Expecto Patronum:

Welcome to Hogwarts:

I put glitter on the sides of them in different colors:

I'm definitely going to continue making them and try some different techniques in the future. Hope you like them!

« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012 09:55:59 AM »

These are adorable. I love using books for art and especially enjoy being able to use actual text in the art itself. You got some drawings too! And, you got to color them in :O) I would want to keep them all, LOL and have another tree just for HP ornaments <3

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012 10:39:01 AM »

I love them!

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012 06:54:06 PM »

These are great, I love the use of the art with highlighted words that go well with the images, and capture the books.

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012 08:01:20 PM »

These are lovely.  Doing the three layers (text, pic, highlighted text) was a great idea.  It makes them really interesting to look at and you can pick up little hints of the story-line. Defiantly one of the most unique and best-executed uses of upcycled books I've seen in a long time!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012 06:32:18 AM »

Wow, sooo cute! I love the glittered detail on the side.
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