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Episode Info: If you have books that no one wants to read anymore – such as out-of-date reference or text books – what can you make with them? Come get inspired by these artists who transform books into arts and crafts. Many of these ideas are collected on the Trashmagination Pinterest board for books. Get ideas on how to downsize your book collection from the podcast Spark Joy, episode 57. Learn about the Little Free Library movement. Check out this mobile library built on a bicycle by Jane Green: View this post on Instagram My secret project launched this weekend – a mobile Little Free Library inspired by the old iconic book store that was in my town for 35 years – The Remarkable Book Shop. Huge fun designing this with high schooler Ryan Peterson (and of course Beloved), with brilliant artwork contributed by the genius Miggs Burroughs. Every time I come home and see it parked in the driveway I feel happy. Look for The Remarkable Bookcycle by Compo Beach in Westport and help yourself to a free book! #littlefreelibrary #littlefreelibraries #takeabookleaveabook #remarkablebookcycle #theremarkablebookcycle A post shared by janegreenauthor (@janegreenauthor) on Aug 26, 2018 at 4:18am PDTCould you upcycle hardcover books to make a knife block? https://www.instagram.com/p/Btg5RX8HkXY/ You can upcycle hard-cover books into journals or sketchbooks, or purchase them from local artisans such as: Attic Journals (Portland, Oregon, USA)One More Story Notebooks (Denmark) Recover Journals (Nova Scotia, Canada)Book Sculpture Art Brian Dettmer Brian Dettmer makes book sculptures by arranging them together, gluing them into shapes and then cutting out images, words and shapes from the pages with an X-Acto knife. Pittsburgh Paper Girl (Erin Gardner) Most of Erin’s book sculptures look like a book filled with folded origami flowers. Unlike Brian Dettmer who sculpts with an X-acto knife, Erin achieves most of her sculptural designs just by folding the pages in the book. She also adds folded flowers made with other paper. View this post on Instagram Custom order on its way to Colorado. It’s meant to be a surprise gift for a little girl, so I went with a bright and cheery color palette. * * * #handsandhustle #handmadegifts #oneofakind #upcycledart #bookart #booksculpture #paperartist #bookaddiction #whimsicalart #paperaddict #abmcrafty #alteredbook #livecreatively #handmadeparade #pittsburghartist #madeinpittsburgh #uniquegifts #quirky #shoplocalpgh #etsyfinds #madebyme #pghcreative #visualcrush #creativelifehappylife #flashesofdelight #calledtobecreative #thatslovely #ihavethisthingwithcolor #girlsroomdecor #handmadeflowers A post shared by Erin Gardner (@pittsburghpapergirl) on Jul 5, 2018 at 6:00am PDTTutorial about Book Sculpting Jeremy May He makes jewelry from laminated paper from books. He’ll take someone’s favorite book and then sculpt it into a ring for example. He s...
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