Sunday, March 14, 2010

unusual materials to make into a book

A while ago, even years, I received some counter top samples.  I had them stored in my stash not totally sure what I would do with them.  Today on went the light bulb!  I would use them as a book covers.  I had some paint sample chips that were the perfect width so I would just have to trim them to the right length and punch a hole in them.  The counter top samples were a dull grey color so I added some alcohol inks and acrylic paint to make them a more pleasing color.  I used ball chain that I also colored with alcohol ink to hold the book together.  I added a few doodads to the cover and it's done.

3 comments:

LisaC said...

What a great idea! I have tons of those samples... some are pretty big too! I'm going to have to try something like this. Thanks!

MLM said...

You are tooo clever! And what kind of journal will this become? I can imagine it could be a small personal dictionary or a journal of short lists or favourite words. How will YOU use it?

Angela Grasse said...

I was thinking I would use it for a list of favorite words!