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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Handmade book

I've thought about making a book like this for a long time. I wanted to to look time worn.   

My first experiment was to put a stack of printer paper into a glass pan and fill it with instant coffee and warm water. I sprinkled grounds between some pages as well. The next day I poured off the water and let it sit. Eventually I began separating the pages. Each one has a unique look and texture. Just what I was looking for.

Some of the pages are slightly torn and darkened. Scrumptious!

For the cover and end pages, I used a suede jacket that had seen better days.

I'd like to do a little more with the cover of the book but for now I'm satisfied.


purplepaint said...

Halle - oh this is so cool!!! I'd love to make a book like that! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Marva

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh Halle! it is already so wonderful!
Happy Spring Thursday :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not only do I love your awesome handmade book, it is a recycled dream. What an amazing result. Sorry I missed it till now. I'm off to play catch up, then out the door. This month has been a madhouse. Hope you have settled down from Spring break.

Mitzi Curi said...

Very clever....I need to try this myself. Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway, and best of luck to you!


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