handmade book with Vintage cover


I have had this very old book (1879) for a long time and I've always wanted to do something with it. Tonight I made a handmade book out of it for Lesson 4: Collage Coterie Online Workshop with Mary Green. I don't have a crocodile oops! Crop-a-Dile punch so my husband Steven punched the holes in the covers with something he used for putting grommets in the sails he made for his boat! I was grateful. Then I used a Japanese screw punch to make holes in the pages to match, to fill the covers. I used both original pages from the book and blank watercolor papers and then loose leaf rings were used to bind it. This book was published in 1879 on etiquette! I plan to do artwork and lesson prompts on the pages but may leave some pages as they are. The spine of the book was still attached to the front cover and I am leaving it "as is" for now, we'll see what happens. I think this rocks! It's very cool - I truly love being a student in Mary's classes. : ^ )