Monday, 2 August 2010

The best things in life ....

Whilst visiting family near Bristol recently, I asked the owner of a gift shop if she would sell me a couple of her paper bags which had caught my eye and she generously let me have them for nothing. I suppose it's difficult to put a price on a couple of paper bags but it was a nice gesture.
This is what I made out of one of them - First the paper bag -

which became a book cover.

This one is A5 size, the crumpled paper was painted with watered down acrylics and a stamp pad run over it, then bonded to vilene and a painted grungeboard key added, the flaps were made by bonding fabric to the vilene and then all stitched together. I love books!


  1. I have some of those bags too, stashed away for the right project ;o)

  2. I think it looks much better as a book cover. Good job! (As in, well done!)

  3. what a good idea.
    It turned out well.

  4. Wow! This is brilliant. Great work and yes, a really gorgeous paper bag! I love that you took it and made SO much more of it. I love books too. :o)

  5. This is so effective. Love it.

  6. You're very Gifted my friend.


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