Wednesday, May 12, 2010
project #11: totally recycled photo album
kids books so I could reassemble parts of them in other books? Well that's what I did for this one! I used the cover of a Sesame Street book for the cover of this book. I liked the great old-school pictures so I centered the cover around the images, and cut off all the title words as well as the bottom, since it had a missing corner.
Here you can see the inside front cover. Don't you LOVE those graphics? (Sorry about your head, Big Bird.) The stickers in the facing page are MIA because...
phone wire I mentioned before. Granted, I didn't use any of the fun colors, just the dark gray one, but the cover on this one was just so bright that I needed something darker to ground it all. I think the curlie-cue ends make up in whimsy for what the wire lacks in color. Yes, that's right. I said whimsy.
Here you can see one of the pages with the stickers still in there. I thought about taking them all out, but what would I do with them all? I figured it would be more fun to leave them in their sleeves as a little extra gift for whoever buys the book. And, once the stickers are all gone, you can treat the empty pages as photo sleeves!
So, there you have it. A small photo album made entirely from recycled material. Books and recycling: two of my favorite things.