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Topic: Embossed Book Covers  (Read 1121 times)
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« on: January 10, 2011 03:16:12 PM »

These are actually upcycled. I got some kid's board books from the library when they were giving them away. I peeled off the shiny parts and then took a sharpie and drew an image onto both pieces. I then took some linen yarn and glued it onto the lines and after brushed on some watery glue. When completely dry I brushed on more glue and placed a cut up brown paper bag piece on top. Over about 45 minutes to an hour I burnished the image with my bone folder again and again. I would push out the centers and then up against the sides until it was dry enough to take the shapes. This is the front and back covers for books not yet bound. Each one took the almost full hour. When that was dry I painted on several layers of acrylic paint. Lots of work but completely worth it.

This next group are done with polymer clay I stamped randomly, baked and then painted. I used my tear bar paper deckler to makes the pages wavy.


« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011 05:39:11 PM »

These are fabulous! I love the way all of them turned out. I am really intrigued with the embossed ones - I want to reach out and touch one to see how it feels Grin. I love that these are upcycled board books - I never would have guessed!

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