Monday, July 18, 2011

Inchie Monday

Can you smell the pages?

The word prompt this week at the Every Inchie Monday site is "BOOKS."  How convenient and lucky for me to be surrounded by them the majority of the school year.  This is my summer reading stack.

My summer reading stack holds a variety of titles that include biographies, fiction and history.  
The covers of these inchies were all created from the pages of discarded book catalogs and one of these inchies has an old borrower's book card as a background.  A few of the titles and images are mixed-up on purpose except for two.  Each inchie was then glued onto EcoArtBoard which was the perfect surface to create the dimensional look of a book.  "Spines" were painted with acrylic paint.  Which reminds me.... NEVER use acrylic paint on your
books boys and girls unless you're altering a DISCARDED book.  There's NO way I could ever explain my way out of this to my students.  What would they think of me?!!!!  I can just hear them..."MRS. FORREST IS DOING WHAT TO BOOKS?!  OOOOO,  MRS. FORREST!" 
So what's on your reading stack and have you turned any of the pages?   


Kris said...

OH wow! These are freaking adorable!!!

Dolores said...

The only time I seem to read these days is on the subway and that is infrequent. I love your little books.

Carolyn S. Nehring said...

Love them, they're wonderful!!!