Recently I picked up a vintage French textbook and here are some of the projects I've used the pages on. This shelf came from a garage sale ($2.00) and was gold but it had lovely details and a crackle finish. After a few coats of off white spray paint, I added torn pieces of the pages using Mod Podge. I finished off with a coat of Annie Sloan's dark wax and a few coats of her clear wax.
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The second project was this lamp that I got at the thrift store for 60 cents. It was a bronze color originally.
After a few coats of flat, black spray paint I added torn pieces of the French book to cover the base using Mod Podge. I applied several coats so the torn edges are all smooth and then finished off with a coat of dark wax.
The 'charm' was made from a formica chip sample that I spray painted, stamped with a French script background stamp and then the birdhouse. The gold bee was made by adding layer upon layer of embossing powder. After applying the last layer, you press your stamp (inked with clear VersaMark) into the warm embossing powder to get your image.
I love using book pages in my projects . . . what have you done with book pages? Please share your thoughts and ideas with me!