Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hollow book...

I have seen a few of these books done and they look fantastic... so I decided I would give one a go! Found a nice sized hard cover book at the local secondhand book shop, didn't dare tell the lovely lady what I intended on doing to it!
I paused momentarily to appreciate the book I was about to destroy, feeling a little guilty! Grabbed the gladwrap, tiger glue and my craft knife and set to task having fun like a school kid.
I covered the outside and pages I didn't want altered or glued with gladwrap. Then applied loads and loads of tiger grip glue to the edges and then put on something heavy, in this case my container of dabber paints and detress inks.
Waiting for it to dry took what seemed like ages!!

Cutting out all the inside pages took some time and a few blade changes! First few I used a metal ruler but once I got down a few layers it was easy to just follow the edges.

and this is how it looks before I begin to alter it!
Hope to be able to spend time on it in the next few days!

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day!



  1. It does seem a little weird to carve up a perfectly good book - BUT think how awesome it is to be giving it a new wonderful life!!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhh I love this already,I so need to do one of these :)

  3. So looking forward to seeing what you create with this......

  4. Hello Sue! Can't wait to see the finished project! You've left us in suspense! Great tactic! lol. Hey, and thank you for following my blog, btw! I appreciate it! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Michelle

  5. Hey girl! Fingers tire? When I made this omg. My hands and fingers hurt. I showed my BFF how to make a book like this and she loved it so much she is making another one. This time instead of using and xacto knife she used an utilite knife. The blade is much larger and can cut right through more layers at a time. It saved time and her fingers. Thought I would share that tidbit with you. Looking forward to seeing your creation. I know it will be Fabulous! Take Care