Want to have a go?
The first thing I did was cut out some good images from my paper, which I put to one side. They will go on last to give a good finish.
I found that it was helpful to make small cuts in the strips sideways, to make them flexible enough to go round the corners.
Once I’d gone round the edge I put the reserved “better” images in the middle section, overlapping as shown below.
I took care not to go over the hinge at the back.
The whole thing got a couple of layers of Mod Podge to seal it.
Pretty cool huh! And at a push I suppose this could be a suitable gift for a spectacle wearing child too!!! Is it sad that I really want to make myself one now?
This doesn’t just have to be a Comic Book idea though – how about using old sheet music for a music lover, or a pages from a dictionary for someone who loves crosswords? I wonder if it would work with old sewing patterns for a dressmaking enthusiast, or magazine recipe pages for a cook. Old seed packets for a gardener… honestly I think the options are endless!
Well, I’ve loved being here on The Pinning Mama today, thank you for having me! If you want to see any more of my bubbling over enthusiasm for all things crafty pop by and say hi at Sum of their Stories.