Kids too young for board books? Still have them around the house? Now's the time to do a little crafting spring cleaning! I found inspiration on Pinterest and remembered I had a stack of board books from when I used to read to my granddaughter (now that she's in 1st grade, board books are "so preschool, grandma").
The pinner talks of buying blank board books and filling them with family photos for baby.
BUY THEM?! Why not recycle them!
So I set out my materials:
1 Sesame Street board book, a large sheet of butcher paper, a foam brush, and Gesso
Once all my pages were dry, I started with the front cover.
And that's all I can show you so far, as it is a work in progress. Luckily, I have until October before I give it to my "I'm-too-old-for-board-books" granddaughter. LOL
Thank you Pinterest for inspiring me once again to create something new!
P.S. Here's something else I found on Pinterest--a recipe to make your own Mod Podge!!
1 large Mason jar (or any clean glass jar)
3 cups White Glue
1 cup water
Stir well and keep sealed until ready to use. YUP, that's all it is!!
OR USE THIS RECIPE FOR THE PAINT INCLUDED
Homemade Gesso Recipe:
1/2 cup white glue or mod podge
1/2 cup white
acrylic non-gloss paint
1/4 talcum powder
mix well. This gives a smooth
finish to a canvas so that your paint does not get absorbed by the canvas
It also covers/adheres pictures and papers to your base with a
little covering. If it covers up too much of your pictures, just dip your
finger in water and rub across the spot where you want to thin out the
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