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Topic: Duckie Dreaming Kid's Wall Art - recycled book page  (Read 1784 times)
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« on: October 08, 2012 03:40:11 AM »

My son is two. He tears things up. This upsets me when it's books and especially when it's really cute kids' books. Rather than throwing out the book, however, I decided to try recycling some of the pages into craft projects. Here's my first one:

I've called it Duckie Dreams. First I glued an image from one of the book pages onto some scrapbook paper. Next I stitched around it a few times to add emphasis and then torn the edges around the stitching. I wanted to try out some texture with the canvas background so after a base layer of blue I added some crepe paper and then a couple more layers of paint with a bit of blending. It gives a really fun text that just begs to be touched. Next came the main image and then some silver, glittery stars cut from ore scrapbook paper before a final layer of Modge Podge to seal the whole thing. I really like the overall effect.

The color blending in the corner looks off in the pictures but it's really quite smooth and pretty in person. My fancy camera does weird things sometimes when it takes pics. Here are some more detail pics so you can see the dimensionality and texture better:

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012 09:21:37 AM »

Gorgeous work.
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012 01:04:43 PM »

It's awesome! I love the colors. And the idea is so great.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012 08:51:55 PM »

That is a very cute idea. It looks like it should be hung somewhere with pride Smiley Wish I had thought of doing this back when my little niece tore up every book in sight Tongue
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012 09:00:44 PM »

thanks for the compliments Smiley Sadly, I have plenty of fodder for more pictures.

« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012 01:37:00 PM »

That is so adorable! And quite an ingenious way to recycle damaged books.

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012 02:53:57 PM »

What a great way to use the books. I wish I'd thought of something like this when my middlest was a toddler. She was notorious for wrecking books. She's ten now and I still feel uneasy letting her have paperbacks  Cheesy
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