World Book Day – Getting Crafty With Viking

March 5, 2020Hels

“My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

I love World Book Day – any day that celebrates reading is so important!

This year, Viking sent me an amazing box of crafty materials and challenged me to create something out of old books. I’m definitely a book hoarder, but I have some books sat on my shelf that are literally falling apart and can’t really be read anymore, so I was really excited at the prospect of giving them a new lease of life!

The box included:

  • Book Art book
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Stamp pad
  • Frame
  • Coloured paper
  • Old book pages

The Book Art book is brilliant, it’s filled with ideas and instructions for creating some incredible art. A lot of the designs require scalpels and glue etc, but I used a pair of small scissors which worked just as well, though I would like to invest in some more crafty materials as I had so much fun doing this, and wished I could create some of the more advanced book art!

I love displaying prints around our home, so I decided to use the alphabet stamps to stamp out of of my favourite bookish quotes from the wonderful book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Once I’d done this, I looked through Book Art and spotted a gorgeous suggestion for Secret Hearts. I didn’t have a book I wanted to cut into, so I decided to use the idea to create a kind of collage with the quote stamp…

I loved the frame Viking sent, and I knew the perfect spot to display the finished product…

 

I had so much fun getting creative with old books, have you ever tried using books to make art?

The materials in this post were kindly gifted by Viking

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