Monday, August 19, 2013

Decorative Books

Good morning everyone.  Wow, it's been a while since I posted a project!!  I didn't realize that it had been 2 weeks.  I've been busy with a new job and also some behind the scenes work for JustRite Papercraft.  It's also hard to believe that Summer is almost over!!  My daughter goes back to school in about 1 1/2 weeks.

Today I have a set of "books" that I created using the plain brown paper mache books that I purchased at AC Moore.  I have always wanted to decorate these books so I had tons of fun making these.  The theme for the books is "Friends".

For each of the books I started by covering them with some gorgeous DCWV decorative paper.  It has lots of shimmer and glitz in it.

For the blue book I used a sentiment from Get Well Labels Twenty along with a frame from this set, diecut with Spellbinders Labels 20 and matted onto Grand Big Scallop Ovals.   The frame is colored using Copic Markers.  The decorative piece along the top of the book is Spellbinders Flourish Trim die.  I also added some beautiful flowers that I created using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms.

For this book I chose a sentiment and frame from Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two, diecut with JustRite Vintage Labels Two and matted onto Spellbinders Grand Labels 11.  I also added more beautiful Bitty Blossoms flowers.

For this book I chose a frame and sentiment from Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels Two, diecut with JustRite Vintage Labels Two and matted onto Spellbinders Grand Labels 11.  And more Bitty Blossoms!!

I didn't want to leave the book ends plain so I chose 3 different sentiments from Good Friends Labels Twenty Nine, stamped onto cardstock and diecut with Spellbinders Petite Ovals.  The scrolls along the top and bottom edges of the books are included in Large Fancy Sentiments.
I hope you enjoy looking at the books as much as I enjoyed creating them.  Now I just need to find a place to put them so that my cats don't eat them!!

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  I hope you have a great day!!


Dottie said...

These books are fabulous! To receive one would thrill me no end so I gotta try my hand at such a beautiful project thanks to your inspiration. You did a gorgeous job making the flowers; well everything actually! LOL.
Only problem for me would be I don't have an ACMoore in MIchigan. Would you know of any other place that sells these paper mache books? Thanks so much. I am going to keep you bookmarked so I can come back and learn more cool stuff!

Angela Barkhouse said...

Dottie - I think these paper mache books can be purchased at most craft stores (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric) I've even seen them on ebay. Have fun!