Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I am always amazed by the kindness of others, especially when I know they have no idea why I feel compelled to alter things. Over a year ago, one of the other totally unrelated offices where I work, came down to see me and said that they were getting rid of some of their office manuals and wondered if there would be anything I could use in my "art." I spied a lot of old green linen three ring binders - faded from sunlight and beat up from use. (In other words, perfect for what I do.) I declared my interest in those and they "retired" about a dozen of those notebooks and sent the retirees my way. I gave a few away to other interested souls and I bought some fabric for one for a nature book I want to make from canvas paper. Otherwise, they just set on my shelf. Last weekend I bought a piece of scrap upholstery fabric I thought was too beautiful to pass up and yesterday I decided to try covering one of the notebooks with it. Above is the result. I also covered the inside (below) with scrapbook papers. Don't know what I'll do with it yet, but I thought it turned out nicely. I glued the fabric with Golden Gel Medium, inelegantly using my fingers to spread it evenly over the notebook. I glued the inside papers with modge podge.

Here's what the original notebook looked like.

Here's what it looked like inside.


Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love what you did to spruce up these notebooks. Such a great and lovely idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Irma :)

Sherry/Cherie said...

I think it's lovely that other people keep our art hunger satisfied...what might be "junk" to someone else is definitely a treasure to us!! You really repurposed this and it looks fantastic!