Quotes On Pages of Vintage Book

Looking for a one-of-a-kind print? This original artwork can be created using salvaged pages from a vintage dictionary or book. Each print is unique, as no two pages are the same.

For the book I went to Goodwill and found a vintage book of quotes. It only cost me a couple of dollars.  You could also use an old dictionary or any vintage book you have lying around.

I separated the pages of the book by removing the spine to reveal the glued binding. Using a hair dryer, I heated up the glue and easily removed the pages one by one without cutting or tearing.

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Next I used a free stock photo site and found some images I wanted to print on the pages.

On my computer, I setup a document the same size as my book page and placed the image in the document. After I got the image looking the way I wanted, I inserted the individual book pages into the printer and pressed print.

The final pages look amazing. I suggest framing or hanging from a clip board or clothespin.

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Inspiration Wall

Inspiration Wall

This office “inspiration wall” is a project I started over a year ago, but put on hold for the Omaha move. Finally, I was able to start it again after my crafting totes made it out of storage.

Supplies for the pictures included:

Picture Frames — found at local garage sales for $0.10-$0.50 each
Paint — acrylic and chalk
Paint Brushes
80 Grit Sand Paper
Images/Quotes — downloaded from iStock

Wood picture frames work best. Sand to rough up the surface before painting. Paint with your favorite color, 2-3 coats may be needed. After the paint has dried, lightly sand to distress. Print out images and insert into frames.

Voila! A workspace filled with inspiration. The best part, I can continually add to it or change out the images/quotes.