Box To Book – Part 2

I haven’t spent as much time on my recycling project as planned…… we are experiencing our first mild frosts of the season and the days that follow are beautiful, sunny and warm and they call Orlando and me outside.  We sit in the courtyard with our faces turned up to the sky and, smiling slightly, enjoy the warmth and the feeling of warm air on our skin or fur….. we both sometimes purr……

But I have done some work.  I’ve begun the process of sorting out embellishments I would like to add, finding just the right poem scraps and verses to include [which simply takes forever, there are so many] and making the extra fancy bits.

I had completed the first fancy pocket before realising I had not recorded the process – duh!! So I made some more and here is a small sampling of a couple of things where I had employed the camera:

The raw materials, cream cardstock and dies

The raw materials, cream cardstock and dies

These are two of my favourite dies – the lacy corner is from Heartfelt Creations and the open book is a Marianne die.

Because I am going to use those lacy corners as pockets I glued them onto clear rigid plastic [recycling the packaging that everything comes in these days] with multi medium gloss gel – that is the milky white that is showing up in the photos as it was still wet at photo call time.  Disappears when dry, so at first glance the pockets will appear transparent but will not rip when other items are placed into them……… Prior to this I had painted, inked, embossed them and then screwed them up to get a really well worn look.

Ready for their new home

Ready for their new home

I want to write in tiny text a little poem in the book ….. not sure what yet.

One page almost complete

One page almost complete

Still got a long way to go.  Thanks for checking in, leave a comment and let me know what you think – love to hear from you! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Box To Book – Part 2

  1. Sigh….it’s gorgeous. Your creative spirit shines through your art and words.

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  2. I can actually see you and Orlando catching some sun outside 🙂 This was a nice read, and great to see an update to the Box to Book project. Love that you reused plastic packaging to make the corners.
    Lovely Pauline, simply Lovely!

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