Saturday, October 6, 2012

Serendipity Experience 89 - Create Book Art Silhouettes

Our Book Art Pages

We are a family of book lovers and always looking for new uses for old books, rather than throw out one of our "treasured but torn' books my daughter and I decided that we would create some book art.
So we scoured the internet for silhouettes that we liked and printed them directly onto the pages of our old book. They have such a lovely nostalgic feel about them. Now all we have to decide is how to display them.  We plan to either place them in matching frames as a set or hang them from little clips amongst a photo display.

New use for Old books

What I love about this idea is you can run with any theme you want, coastal, nature, literature or even children's book illustrations.


With the remaining pages we plan to make gift tag labels like these we found on pinterest. But that's a project for another day!

Linking with Tatertots and Jello, Romantic Home and Feathered nest Friday


Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful idea, Simone, and they are really beautiful.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

beachcomber said...

they look great! something i've been wanting to try.

Cheryl Flatt said...

These are beautiful! What a fun, creative project to do with your daughter.

Stylish Kylie said...

They look beautiful. I've seen the picture of the tags before and I love the idea, but I'd want to use a punch rather than cut them all out by hand.

Justine said...

you are so clever! I would never have thought of this, I love this idea and look forward to seeing what you will do with them

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Both of these uses are so beautiful. I don't think our resident bibliophile (my eldest) could bear to pull a book part to create art.

I relative uses old books to create wonderful 3D art then frames it. She also has used old pages as wallpaper as a base for further art work.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your book pages, I have a hard time getting rid of books too. Wonderful way to repurpose! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

fiona anderson said...

I still haven't managed to rip up a book yet, but I absolutely love these and I think I might just succumb !

Linda R said...

What a great idea. I have a couple of old books I use in my art. I just love the look of the yellowed pages. I never thought of running them through the printer. They really do look great.

I do hope you enjoyed your weekend.


Jann Olson said...

I really love these! I too adore printing on old book pages. They make anything look vintage. I would love if you shared this with Share Your Cup Thursday this week.

Judy Bigg said...

Wow, what a grand idea to print right on the old book pages. Love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing.

Seizing My Day said...

I love them! brilliant to print right on the pages! we recently modge podged old book pages to canvas and then painted black silhouettes on them...they turned out great too... and your tags/book marks... brilliant! ;) love the ideas!

Ehil Keyif said...

I like your project very much! Congrats...

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