Wednesday, May 12, 2010

~ Fussy Cutting from Damaged Books ~

Cutting out images from pages can be very time consuming, but it is so worth it in the end. I recently did a page with a ton of fussy cutting from a childrens book that had been damaged. It was a way for me to recycle it before throwing it away. I was able to salvage many of the floral images and a couple of other cute little things from the book. This layout features items from Dusty Attic as well. The little girl belongs to some friends of ours and I couldn't help but scrap these adorable pics I took of her.
Here is a close up of a couple of clouds and a couple of the butterfly dies from Dusty Attic. I painted the clouds with gesso and outlined them in baby blue stickles. The butterflies were both misted with smooch spritz and also outlined with dark purple and fruit punch stickles.
All of the cut outs I did I outlined in Stickles for added flair and dimension. The grasses were made with cardstock and thick mulberry paper.
I don't recommend cutting up a decent book, but if you come acrossed damaged books with wonderful illustrations, I suggest trying something like this out. What a great way to have a unique page and recycle at the same time.
~Thanks for stopping by and God Bless~


  1. omg..I always pass up books at the thrift store if they are damaged or look overly used because I don't want my kids touching them and stickin their hands in their mouths...Lysol only does so much...BUT NOW :) I have use for them!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Wow, that's gorgeous. Love your idea of cutting out used books. Too cool.



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