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Post by *Anthea* on Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:42 am

After looking through the mags lately I have discovered loads of LOs popping up using old book pages and old kids book (think golden books) pages. I love the effect and wanted to give it a try myself.
I was walking past a second hand shop and spied some old books for 20c each! bargain, I hunted through for a book that was aged really well so I didn't have to work too had on distressing.

And then all you need to is treat it like patterned paper, here are a couple of examples of what I have completed

This layout here I used the papers in 2 places, first I distressed the edges a little more by tearing them, folding them and swiping them with Pine Cone ink, then attached them like I would with patterned paper behind my photos.
Then I used my Circle Punches and punched out some of the paper stapled them together and started 'fringing' the circles, once fringed I scrunched them so it looked like a flower, swiped more pine cone ink on the edges and then attached them to my layout with a button in the center

On this layout here I again used the book page behind the photo and stapled a corner down
and using my punches again I punched out some more circles and attached them to the layout as an embellishment with some Kaiser Pearls (how good are they!!!)
And on this last layout I wanted to keep it simple so I cut out a thinner strip of the book paper (about an inch wide) inked the edges again using pine cone and tore a little of one side of the strip, then gathered it along one side of the strip and attached it together using a staple, this turned it into a flower, I know, flowers on a boys page, but truly it can work! especially in this instance as it isn't a uniformed flower shape.

So there you go, a very inexpensive way to add some interest to your layouts, the possibilities are endless!

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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:04 am

I read this on the scrapaloot site! I am going to try the flowers when I get some time to fiddle around a bit more - I think they are so different!

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Post by Lali on Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:43 am

Love that look and that flower is excellent though I don't have circle punches but might just have to invest in some will check out ebay me thinks cause I love em
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Post by sheree on Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:45 am

i love the look of this... now to find some old books
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Post by my5bratz on Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:23 am

these look fantastic...i was scouring op shops recently for an "op shop swap".. think i might have to go back..lol
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Post by Tina Head Lady on Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:13 pm

Anthea thank you this is brilliant so gonna give these tech's a go.....love everything about them....
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Post by *Anthea* on Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:37 pm

cool ladies, make sure you share when you do
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Post by phatassphairy on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:44 pm

well done .....thankyou for sharing your ideas...i love the flower idea.....your Lo are always so beautiful

(((did you all notice on tina's week 6 challenge she used old paper pages in her lay out tooo....just devine ....i love them ...can't waot to get to vinnies to sus books out
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Post by Tina Head Lady on Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:03 am

lol Sammi yeah i drew flowers and then cut them out...inked the egdes and coffe stained the pp to get an even more vintage feel....lol...there is a tonne of stuff that can be done with them Smile
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Post by lizzyc on Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:00 am

wow thanks for those great hints...i have some books that are just falling apart from use and way past trying to put them together again..
the trouble with scrapping is you just dont throw anything out...so the stash just keeps getting bigger with stuff "i might need one day"!!
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Post by Tina Head Lady on Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:15 am

lol so can sympathise....then when you do throw the stuff out eventually...you find that you need it all of a sudden....I have done that a few times....very annoying....lol
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Post by sheree on Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:17 am

yeah i finally got me some old books... 50 cents each lol now to rip them apart
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Post by phatassphairy on Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:20 am

cool sheree.....will be spying on your lay outs...lol
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Post by Kris on Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:14 am

I just love this effect at the moment.. I also love using pages out of old Dictionaries!!
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Post by Tina Head Lady on Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:21 am

yeah i have used those too....great for those meaning effects...on hand made embellies...lol
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Post by lizzyc on Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:43 am

oh old dictionary's... i didnt even think of that..i have 3 sitting on my bookshelf from 3 kids who got them in their book pack when they were at primary school.. great idea..thanks again...
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Post by janine23 on Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:50 am

those flowers look amazing

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Post by bumblebee on Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:48 am

This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing it.
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Post by Kris on Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:42 am

I have also gone down to my local sceond hand book shop and bought old Music sheets they look awesome as well! and you can generally buy them $1 - $2 for a whole song of sheet music ( about 3 / 4 pages)
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Post by Tina Head Lady on Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:06 am

oooo Kris am so gonna do that...woohoo...TFS
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Post by Kris on Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:14 am

Glad i could help!!! ha ha ha
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Post by tam76 on Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:05 am

Hey Anthea,
I have done similar flowers like this before, they are super fun. Another thing to do with them is to punch flowers out with your punches and layer some other flowers on top it looks great.

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