Sep 10, 2015

LESSology Challenge #51: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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There are so many fun ways of interpreting LESSology Challenge #51: It's reading time! Let's see what design team member Mitra Pratt came up with.

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Our challenge here at LESSology this month is to:  Incorporate a book in your project. You can decorate a book or make a book. 

I chose to decorate a book, but one without the cover...and all spread out like a pretty little wreath! 

I love book pages and I've done a number of projects with them. I love them best when they are old and slightly tattered. I have been HOARDING this book for a couple of years now. It has pictures in it and the stories are pretty lame (I think it was for little girls working on their reading or something) so I didn't feel too badly about tearing into it.) I am saving the cover for another project (again with the hoarding!)

I liked having some of the images peek out of the edges of the folded pages. Really loved how those rolled roses added to the vintage flair! And how do you like that can lid? I added an image and some clear epoxy along with some liquid pearls. 

It's pretty simple to fold these to make your own. You start with cutting the book page square and then rolling them. I then pressed them flat and used a staple to secure them. Just make sure you fold them all the same way. 

I used mini staples to hold them together. I then stapled all the pages together in a flower shape.

I made a second layer of smaller pages (just cut them slighly smaller, but in a square) to finish out the wreath.

I sprayed some gold spray paint on the edges & slightly splattered the black doily. Finished off each corner with some metal pieces & chunky glitter.  This wreath is headed to my friend Debbie who had us over recently for a crafternoon. She has all kinds of vintage in her house and I hope she enjoys it!


SD pooja said...

Something different..loved it lot !

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Great idea to use up book pages and the end result is so pretty!

Lizzy Hill said...

So clever! I tried something like this once and failed dismally. It's nice to see how someone can do it so very, very well!!!!

Ella Swan said...

Woah Mits this is gorgeous!!!!

Tone-Lill said...

I am soooo amazed about your fantastic creativety Mitra. I love this book page decoration and it really is inspiring :)

Suzna said...

wow its really beautiful creation