altered books?

When my grand-daughters came to stay recently one of the first things we did was to go to the library.  In the bin of books that are worn and up for sale, there were a number of board books at 20 cents apiece so . . . . I bought 4 and got out the gesso.And now . . . gesso-ed booksI’ve left them standing on the dining table to dry completely while I go off to my day-job and next weekend, I’ll give one of the white ones a second coat.  They’ll need to have some sort of clasp or closure as already they don’t want to close completely, maybe I could remove a page or two?

I have no idea what I will do with them and no idea when – but they’re ready for when inspiration strikes.  How would you use them?

 

3 thoughts on “altered books?

  1. I have a tonne of board books I have yet to do anything with. I tend to pull off the top paper layer on the pages and then gesso, it removes a bit of bulk before I add some more back in! 🙂

    If only there was enough time to do all that I want to do!!

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