Altered Book…

My daughter is a total bookworm…fact! So it is no suprise that I have loads of photos of her either reading or being read to! A simple scrapbook page didn’t really seem enough to house all the photos I have so I decided to try altering a book instead…

I searched the charity shops for some old books and only found 4 suitble, from 8 shops! This one I chose to use was made in 1931! I couldn’t decide between adorning it with pretty colourful flowers, or old twigs and leaves so I used both. The twigs are ‘sprouting’ up from inside the spine of the book. The leaves attached are really old Prima ones I have, but have no idea where I got them!

The fence was die-cut them embossed to make it slightly metalic, although I made sure is wasn’t shiny and new looking! I added bookmarks made from packaging, a metal charm, a metal cage with text inside, and even berries made by sticking Prima E-line pearls together!

The photos that I chose to use are stapled on to hold them securely, and most other things are held with hot glue.
The whole thing is mounted on a circle of strong cardboard. I used three sticks of hot glue and burnt myself four times!!!

If you watch the slideshow, you will see the little details. I even made a tiny little book, and bound it with thin twine to sit in a little basket! Cute or what!?!

Thanks for looking!

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