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.