53 Creative Craft Ideas Using Book Pages | FeltMagnetWhile I see the value of them when they are laminated and provide durability to books in a school library or public library, I found that they often ended up a crumpled mess particularly on the edges even when students were very diligent in taking care of my book collection. Thus, we were always cutting them up to make something else to go along with the reading experience! These activities can also apply to books that are falling apart and are no longer fixable. If you like, paint your rocks with acrylic paint or a gloss before adding the image. Play away! We did the same thing with the blocks, but for the larger images, we glued two blocks together using wood glue. Our younger children enjoyed painting the several coats, but if you are a teacher doing it for your classroom, this is perfect activity to do while watching T.
26 Ways to Decorate a Notebook
I love books. I love to always have a book with me, I love to decorate with books, and I love to wear clothes and jewelry inspired by books. And because I am a Pinterest-y nerd who always has mod podge on hand, I love to get crafty with books. Yes, I know crafts with book pages can be controversial. Books are beautiful and sacred and should never be destroyed and blah blah blah. But look how cute these things are! Some of this book destruction is not for the faint of heart.
I love these little books. Aimed at young children, they are packed with lots of wonderful ideas, which can be used to inspire adults as well! The Usborne Book of Art Ideas describes a wide variety of art materials paper, paint, ink, pastels, wax crayons, pens, brushes and palettes and techniques with pages on: mixing colours, density of paint application, colour theory, perspective, printing patterns, masking out, patterns and dots, glue pictures, elastic band prints, hand and cardboard prints, blow paintings, brush and ink work, watercolour painting, chalk and pastel techniques, wax resist rubbings and making cards and frames. This small sequel covers a variety of art projects from tissue paper windows; texturing paper; paper mosaic tins; paper weaving ; frames; and collaged cards and book covers to dangling bead shapes, foil fish; 3-D cityscapes; scratching paint; doodling; embossed circles and printing techniques. There are more wonderful sentiments about the integration of arts and crafts in the forewood to the third volume Page 2- see photo below. While written for art educators and therapists, these volumes with their clear presentation, using simple black-and-white photographs with the odd colour plate rather than complex text, mean that they can be used by anyone, regardless of age, language and technical ability and serve to provide plenty of inspiration rather than in-depth instruction! A beautiful book with 26 stunning animal portraits from A to Z.
Are you the type of person that has to put your creative stamp on everything? Notebooks just might be your next obsession. Notebooks provide an easy way to create custom, personalized supplies for the new year. This simple DIY dresses up an ordinary notebook with any fabric of your choice. Customize with a bold pattern or something a little more subtle that still reflects your personality. Washi tape and paper crafting just seem to go together. Attach strips of colored tape in rows onto the notebook cover, and you will have a journal that is pretty and also one of a kind.