When we built our mantle, we needed something huge to bring some height to the whole vignette. I had made a book page covered canvas, but it wasn't large enough. When we were chatting, my friend Gina suggested some foam-core instead of a larger canvas to keep the cost down. So, using two sheets of foam-core (go big or go home, right?!), I created this really large, vintage looking book page art as a background for our pumpkins and our banner.
It's really simple and very inexpensive and maybe cost $5.
All you need is
- two pieces of foam-core
- a dictionary or other book
- mod podge and some painters tape
I purchased the foam-core and the dictionary at Dollarama, the mod podge at Walmart and we already had the painters tape.
Tape the two pieces of foam-core together, using the painters tape, long sides together. This makes one really large board.
After removing pages from your book, coffee dye them in a large pot of instant coffee. Then set them to dry on a cookie sheet, in the oven, on low for about 8 minutes or so per tray. BE CAREFUL. DO NOT LEAVE THESE UNATTENDED.
Now just mod podge each page onto your foam-core by brushing mod podge onto the foam-core and onto the back of your page, one at a time. At first I lined the pages up in rows, to cover the whole foam-core. Then I layered more on top at angles to make the whole thing look more random.
That's it! Perfect for hanging a banner on.
Where could you use a little book page love? What other book page projects have you seen? What could you book-page?