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The Scent of an Old Book

“Old books exert a strange fascination for me -- their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt."
(Lauren Willig)

As you may know, I have a lot of art journals.
Some of them are bought, some made by myself, some are big, others are very tiny.
But there is one kind of journal I still like ("love" may be even a better word) the most - old books.

Altering them and creating inside, on these old thin pages, is just wonderful.
What I want to show you today is another of my art journals made from an old book that one of my friends gave me.

Its cover was originally green and this color totally inspired me. I decided to add some dark red Glimmer Glaze paint and then added some touches of metallic acrylic paint in copper color. But at the end of my work, I decided it needed some gold, too.

To create the background I used pieces of papers from 7DotsStudio Nature Walk collection, as well as some scraps of Illumination papers.

Hope you like my old book and maybe you'll feel a little bit inspired to make one yourself?
If yes, please do not hesitate! You will love it, I can promise you that.

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


  1. wow this is really stunning!

  2. I love this so much..........I love how u feel about the old book, I always wonder the same thing

  3. What a beautiful book cover!!~

  4. I love your wonderful old book. Lucky you for receiving such a cool gift.


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