This is my first tutorial, so thanks in advance for any advise.
I went to my fave thrift store and searched for old books. I was really excited to find one in french! The book itself isn't that old but the pages have the color I wanted.
|This is the finished product. It is hard to see the true color, but the book pages are a warm color that accents the image.|
|A side by side of the before and after!|
|Here is the original piece with a blush color matte.|
|Used a knife to remove the paper backing|
|Supplies; A book, this one is written in French. Mod Podge, Paper Trimmer, (pictured below) Paper plate and brush.|
|I played around with the paper placement. I thought about a cross hatch design, I would have cut off the side borders of the pages before adhering them. This would have been a more free form placement, I still want to try it.|
|I decided on a single file design with top and bottom borders trimmed off and centered so that I could trim the inside border evenly all at once.|
|Lift up the corner pieces and paint the matte with mod podge to set them.|
|Trim off the border all around the matte, no need to wrap the outer edge. Carefully paint the whole matte surface with mod podge. Let dry completely and apply one more coat at least. After drying overnight, replace in frame. Tada!|