Behold: a way to re-use those neat old vintage paperback covers--
This collage was very simple to make. Step one: dive into that recycling bin and rescue some awesome colorful books covers. I used an exacto knife to cut the covers off. Step two: find a big frame in a simple color, like white. I got this one for around $15 at the thrift store next to the bookstore where I work. (WOOT for so much used-goodness in one location!) Step three: use a piece of plain brown paper the same size as your frame and line up your covers on it, trying to balance the colors a bit so it's not too blue in one area and too red in another. For some books, I took both front and back covers because the image went all the way across, and I lined those up together. Step four: glue covers onto brown paper with a glue stick, and frame your collage. Step back and admire!
|Hanging in our living room where I can oogle it anytime. Don't mind Captain Janeway on the speaker there, she's just chillin'.|
|Try it yourself!|