~ I have always been fascinated and intrigued by any craft project using old books and/or book pages. I am especially in awe of folded book art. Unlike some diehard bookworms, I have no problem up cycling old books. You can Google "Folded Book Art" and get hundreds of ideas and tutorials. You can even purchase pre-marked books that tell you just where to make the folds ... and so I did. After I complete my folded book art project
First I made a book cover to fit my book. I used a heavy weight white wrapping paper. I used the same concept as making a book cover from a brown paper bag.
8) I then sprayed the painted background with two mists of distress spray stain.
9) While the stain was still wet I misted with water to react the spray stain and blend the colors. I blotted off the excess color with a paper towel to achieve the look I wanted.
10) I printed the quote on cardstock and cut the individual words out. I then adhered the words to the front of the book cover. I highlighted a few of the words using a distress marker along the edges and immediately smudged the ink with a Q-tip dipped in water to create a shadow effect.