Friday, February 8, 2013

Altered Book for card album cover

I saw an album on Pinterest sometime ago, and thought I would try a variation of it for my favorite cards, given to me by special friends and family.
I gutted an old book, (keeping those pages for future collages) covered it with scrapping papers, and inserted binder rings with some bugel beads threaded onto them. I decorated the cover with fabric roses that look like dried flowers, and glued on a couple of embellishments. Top right one is made with Model Magic air dry clay, painted with acrylics and my new 'love' Inka Gold.
Have you tried this type of album?

a few cards added - I think it works well
I will make another for Christmas cards.

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Coleen said...

I've seen this idea too. You did a great interpretation of it that turned out so lovely. I have a whole basket of fav cards.

Coleen in Ukraine

Lillian Mederak said...

I love your journals
color ,depth ....everything about them

Kay Milam said...

I like your decorated book cover. I keep all the envelopes that my swaps come in and many times they are decorated too. The stamps are neat and so I save them.

Recently, I put them into an album like this. Now I can see all the foreign stamps and decorations the artists put on them.

bohemiannie! art said...

Beautiful job!