I love book page projects and this little book page fox is one of my favorites! He reminds me of fall and could easily be part of your fall nesting. It’s easy and if you’re like me, you run across those old Reader’s Digest books at the thrift store…this is what you can do with them! (Really, a Reader’s Digest condensed book is a great source for old book pages. Don’t feel guilty about tearing up a book…this is a condensed book after all!)
With a few book pages …
And some DecoArt Metallic Paint, your favorite woodland creature can add a little shimmer to your fall decor.
*Frame w/ Cardboard insert (or make your own cardboard insert)
*Template of a woodland animal- (You can print one online or use an image from a coloring book or picture book)
*Decorative paper (color of your choice!)First, tear your book pages so you have no straight edges…
Add the Americana Multi Surface Gold Metallic paint to a paper plate along with a little water…mix the paint and water.
Either paint the edges or dip the edges in the watered down paint…this is a way to give your final product depth and of course it ages the book pages even more…
When your pages are dry, use the Americana Decou-Page glue/sealer to glue the pages onto your cardboard…
Using your template, trace your little woodland creature onto your decorative paper…now, cut it out!
Add water and Americana Multi Surface Silver Metallic to a paper plate and mix…using the gold (from your book page edges) and the silver, watercolor your cut out until you have it just like you want it! Be conservative if you want your decorative paper to show through-you can always add more later! The metallics give the image a beautiful shimmer!
When the image is dry, use the Decou-Page to glue it onto book page background…then paint a thin coat of Decou-Page over the entire project…
My little fox just shimmers!
Thanks for hanging out with me my crafty friends!