In using books to display my latest book jewelry, I started taking some old books and making book safes out of them. The original idea was to use these as display pieces: put some of my salvaged book jewelry in hollowed out old books. Then I’m really using everything – the pages for my jewelry, the covers and remainders as displays.
But one of the old books I picked to do this with turned out to be an ugly pastel green. It looked dirty even when it wasn’t. I didn’t want that on my display. So, I made it a new cover…
Can you guess what the cover is made of? It is actually fun foam. You know, the cheap sheet stuff you find in the kids section of the craft store. Remarkably versatile stuff, fun foam. I love the old leather look I managed with the end result.
I’m thinking of putting together a step by step DIY post for the project so you can make your own fake tome with nifty hiding place. Interested?
And you can see this book in person at Farpoint this coming weekend. Stop by and say hi!