I've seen a few people alter old used books and thought it was a FABULOUS idea!!! You can get Cloth bound books at yard sales, consignment stores, or most second hand stores! I got mine at my local Youth Ranch for about .50 cents each!!! Can't beat that for a cheap project base!!!
This first one was simple but the my FAVORITE! All I did was paint the book white and distress with some Tim Holtz distress inks to give it an old grungy feel! I ADORE these resin wings from Melissa Frances (I could go broke buying these things) and a little abstract finding I picked up! I have a new obsession with thick wired ribbon too!!!
This one was a thin little book I thought would be great for a small journal. I've used one of my favorite texture techniques and boiled layers of paint and sprayed with glimmer mist! I painted some metal embellishments white and distressed with black ink!
I plan on doing so many more of these too!! What a great gift idea!!! I was thinking a set of three would be perfect for a little journal set. I plan on gluing pages together and painting them white and adding my own graphics and lines!!!