Sunday, 25 September 2016

How to re-purpose an old book

So I have been working on an old book I found in a thrift store and this is how it is coming along. I had the idea quite a while ago to totally re-purpose an old hardback book and make it something of a showpiece. It has proved to be quite an epic task though. The book is about 400 pages long so I may cut it down to about 200 as I am gluing new pages in and printed pictures too so it will get extremely bulky with all that extra paper in there.


As you can see the edge of the book looks pretty chaotic, all very well for a book about Chaos but not really my style. What I'm going for is a Forgeworld Horus Heresy look. I have some nice metal book corners to apply to the book once I have covered it in leather.


Above one edge has been silvered with a permanent silver pen, it took quite a while as it was hard to get into all the creases as the pages don't quite line up properly!


Some of the tools I'm using in the project, you can add a sharp exacto blade to that.


3M Photo Mount super smelly stuff but very good too, make sure you use it OUTSIDE in a dry place (shed will do on a dry day).


A before shot for one of the pages.


And an after shot, hopefully this is a sign of things to come and can inspire me to actually finishing this insane project!