Wow, this was a great project to work on
but my goodness it took time to make it!
Waiting and watching paint drying only makes it take
twice as long to dry i'm sure!
I did help it along a bit with my trusty heat tool,
but you have to be patient when working with old book pages,
they are so dry that they suck up a great deal of the paint, and retain moisture
but i wanted the finished pages to be a bit firm so
I chose specially old books with thick pages.
I mean you couldn't have a dayplanner with flimsy pages,
it just wouldn't do!
I tryed to document the 'birth' of my planner, and for once whilst
making a project i think I've managed to capture each stage!
Could it be cos I am super eager to use my
and my gifted
to dye for
This might be my longest post to date...
SO get your scroller finger ready
for a workout!
(want to see an image larger?
just click on it ;O)
well that was my 2.5 inch thick (!) dayplanner.
I ended up using 3 old books and had to really rack my brains
as to how to hold it all together.
Its so damn thick!
I had orginally decided to use my bind-it-all machine
but soon found out that the biggest spirals they
make for the Bind-it-all where going to be WAY too small.
I considered splitting it up into 2 or 4 parts for the 1 year,
but decided it would be easier to keep control
over dates etc if it was kept as 1 book.
SO the search began to find binding rings that were large enough.....
....not something I manged to source nearby i hastend to add!
These well traveled 3.5 inch puppies arrived on my doorstep the other day
sent all the way from HONG KONG baby!
(and here was I trying to be green!).
Now i'm looking forward to decorating each and every one of the 365 pages,
I'm hoping my boys will help me too.
(A fun way of keeping track of how much they improve on their
writing and drawing skills throughout the year).
Thats all for now folks,
thanks for stopping by :O)