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November 14, 2011

Tutorial: Book Page Art

First, let me get this off my chest–why was this book at Goodwill? Such a cherished book. I hope someone donated it because they already had 10 more at home. Obviously, I already own one, so I did what had to be done–I bought it for a dollar to craft with.

I already had this canvas sitting in my garage. I’m pretty sure it’s from Big Lots–I don’t play. No need to use a fancy canvas when you are just going to glue book pages to it.

I just used scissors to score the sides of each page and they came right out.

I put a little glue on my trusty piece of cardboard (poor cardboard has been through a lot) and used a cheapy paintbrush to paint the glue on the back of each page.

I love that pictures make everything look so put together and fancy. This is what I was watching while I worked. It was the episode with the “Divine Miss M”.

After I painted the back of a page, I would just smooth it onto the canvas. Try to make sure you don’t leave any bubbles. I ended up with a few, but nothing to cry about.

Keep going…I put mine on a little randomly because I wanted it to look layered. Make sure you cover the sides.

This really only took about 30 minutes. I definitely made sure that the text “Anne of Avonlea” was peeking out. And, is it weird that I was choosey about pages? I included part of the story about the Jersey cow, because I love it.

“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” -Anne of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery

Enjoying the Good Life,