Thursday, 10 October 2013

Club night...Playing with paperbacks...

Tonight we did something different  in our craft club instead of making cards  we made angels and Christmas trees from old paper backs...and some used old Magazines...

    For these projects all need it 150 pages and if you have a thicker paperback you should be able to make both an Angel and a Christmas Tree.

First the ladies painted the polystrene balls in either white or gold...I actually sprayed mine after giving it coat of white Acrylic paint, if you spray straight onto the ball then a lot of spray paints actually eat into the polystyrene ball so you need a coat of Acrylic paint first.
After folding the pages I then used a glitter spray straight onto the the paper back pages...I just added a small ruff around the neck of my angels, one I used a page from the book the other I gathered a piece of ribbon.
If you would like to have a go here is the link for the instructions Paperback Angels


 Anne



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28 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Anne. These are amazing!! So creative and to use an old book - now that is recycling at it's best! :) Loll xx

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Anne. Such brilliant designs.
Sue xx

brenda said...

Both of these are so effective Anne and what great recycling - or is it up-cycling, I am never sure which is which.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh these are gorgeous and thanks for the link.
luv
Debby

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, these look amazing, how very, very clever!! So effective and what a great use of some old paperbacks!!

Doreen said...

Oh wow these are fabulous Anne.xxx

fabiola jaques said...

superbe Anne, c'est vraiment magnifique, biz

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

What a lovely idea Anne......they look so good !
hugs
Chris Richards
xxxxx

Jenny said...

These are just gorgeous Anne, so on vintage trend made with old paperbacks :0)

Carole Z said...

Hi Anne, these makes are fabulous....last year I made a paperback pumpkin for Halloween..must dig it out! Carole Z X

Aquarius said...

Wow those are fabulous - something different for folks to make!! I'm sure they had great fun.

Christine Harrop said...

Oh my word these are absolutely terrific! I just love them. What a way to use up old books. Hopefully I can get round to making one so thank you so much for the link Anne. Love from Christine xx

Craftilicious said...

Well I never - that's a new one on me - so effective too but it looks quite fiddly with all that folding!
Tara
x

Lorraine said...

These are fabulous Anne, they look .
Lorraine x

Patricia said...

These are brilliant, I love the angel.
I have done the trees, and bring them out every year
I use the trees to stand some Christmas Cards in.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Anne they are amazing your so talented x

pam said...

wow Anne, these are fantastic, great idea.
pam

Sandy said...

Thanks for the link Anne - a beautiful and unique Christmas decoration.
Sandy

Deborah Frings said...

What a brilliant idea - I think this is wonderful way to use old books and magazines. They look fabulous too!

aussie aNNie said...

Super creation Anne how nice to have a few of these for Christmas...love it.xxx

Viv said...

Oh Anne these look so fabulous,very vintage looking too, well done :) Viv xx

Viv said...

Hmmm not sure my comment was published, just in case it wasn't........fabulous work Anne, love them :) Viv xx

Crafty Lark said...

Great fun projects Anne, not sure my tatty paperbacks could be used and I would need to learn some patience to do all the folding. Love what you have achieved though. xx Flora

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie these are just gorgeous, fabulous creations as always hugs Pops x

May said...

WOW...Love these Anne... the angel is fabulous....Hugs May x x x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

thank you so much for the link with the tutorial...I have seeing these at Pinterest and always wonder, i would like very much to do one...
hugs bibiana

Teresa said...

This angel is just the cutest thing. I love all the crafty things that you do, you are so talented!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous! I may have to have a go ...