Friday, February 4, 2011

Playing with Paper

I've had these two little notebooks for ages, but just rediscovered them a few weeks ago under a stack of knitting patterns.  They were advertising giveaways, with a big logo on the front, but otherwise very nice:  recycled papers and hard board covers.  I'd had the idea of covering the logo, which is why I held onto them.

I decided not to let them be buried again and borrowed some Mod Podge from a friend.  Easy peasy, the first one was done, but I discovered I don't like shiny mod podge.  That's okay as I also don't use little notebooks, and this one was intended for my daughter, who is a fan of both shiny and notebooks.

For the second one, I used rubber cement and decorative tape, no mod podge.  I don't think the tape's adhesive would hold up to rough use, but I like the way this one looks, retaining the recycled cardboard frame.  I guess I could use rubber cement under the tape, if I wanted it to be more durable.  There is no motif on the back of this one. 

Entertaining diversions.  


Tracy said...

So fun! I would say great re-purposing...but same purpose just new look. eh?

The Reader said...

Very cool! You did a great job on both of those!

Anonymous said...

They look so cool!

Amanda said...

Great job! They look really nice.

Missus Wookie said...

Cool redecorating. I like matte Modge Podge... they do a glittery one I bought by mistake once. Must find some way to use that one up!