Thursday, April 28, 2011

Altered Mini Book

This past Saturday, I picked up this cute little mini book at craft depot.  The title is Ghosts and the author is Kevin Osborn and it only measures 1.75" x 2.25".  It's so cute, I knew I had to do something with it. 
I started cutting a niche in the inside pages. I used a sharp exacto knife and a metal blade ruler to start.
Once you have a few pages cut, you won't need the ruler, because the previous pages will act as a guide. I cut about 1/4 inch deep.
I then covered the facing page with some old text pages from a vintage mini book and glued all the pages together with a glue stick.
I stamped an embellishment using one of the stamps from Tattered Angels, Flowering Vine line.
I made a mold with Sculpey clay from a very small frozen charlotte.  I glazed her to give her a polished finished and glued her into the niche.  I added some bling, lace, small piece of black paper with numbers and a burgundy paper flower.  A small bow was added to the opposite page.

Now, that's the smallest altered book I've seen...makes me want to find more of these mini books.

I also wanted to share this great book of vintage children stickers I found.  It has lots of very small images that are really cute. Although they have this white boarder, you can cut that off and use for your projects. 
I made this quick little note card with one of them and a K&Co dimensional sticker.


  1. Cute, Cute, Cute!!!!
    Can't wait till the 7th!
    xox, Diana

  2. Connie
    That is adorable!! Leave it too you :)
    Great piece~~
    Laura H

  3. Quite charming! I think I see another making of a class!

  4. Thanks for sharing your latest great piece of altered art. It was very resourceful of you to come up with the little sculpture you crafted from sculpey and to make it have the glazed look. It's perfect! Dee

  5. love this mini! hope you submit it to somerset and/or have a class. it is irresistible. or sell it as a kit. what a imagination..