Saturday, March 9, 2013

Book Box: Turning Old Book Into Storage Box








I had this very old book lying in the attic for a long time. Just as I was about to toss it out, inspiration struck me. I decided to make a book box out of it. As always, Google search came to my rescue. I found several excellent tutorials to teach me how to do it. It was quite easy to do. I used the tools and the materials I already had: Elmer's glue and a utility knife. What I learned was that I needed to put in a new blade after 50 or so pages. When I did that, the cutting went cleanly and smoothly. Apart from the drying time, cutting itself took about an hour.




With the ones below, I did something different. I cut only up to half way and made it like a shadow box. I inserted a collaged print into the hollow. You can see the print pages behind the image. Then, I stamped round the edges.











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