This week on Practical Scrappers, I was challenged to use book pages as a medium. I have to admit, this was a hard one for me. I love to read and tearing up a book was brutal for me!
As some of you may know, I have been creating a lot of home decor and other mixed media items so that is what I did this time as well.
The first project is a chipboard wall hanging that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I simply Mod Podged pieces of the book pages to the chipboard and then trimmed the edges as close as I could with scissors. I added the heart for a little pop of color and detail. I LOVE how it turned out and I am planning to use this as a Valentine decoration in my own home.
My second project was inspired by a Pinterest pin that my friend had pinned. Her birthday was this week and I wanted to make her a special gift.
The book I was using had a lot of artwork in it and I knew from the beginning that I wanted to use those pages apart from the text pages. So, that is what I did, I tore out several of the farm scene pictures and decoupaged them to a 12x12 canvas.
The words were cut using my Cricut Expression and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I have cut letters for these types of projects and I have learned that you either have to use color core cardstock or if you have white core cardstock, you may want to ink the edges for it to look right.
I hope you like these projects as much as I do. It was hard for me to tear out those first few pages but I am more than happy with the result! I know I will be making more projects using book pages in the future!
Thanks for looking!