November 21, 2012

DIY: Printed Book Art




I'm reinventing my living space one step at a time, and since it's getting old and wet outside I've had plenty of time to do so. I get lazy in winter, it's pretty much video games, catching up on TV shows and reading for me. Good for saving money though.

Here are the steps

Take a page out of your book and draw! I used color pencils and a black ink pen for these... And a book you don't mind missing a few pages. Sorry Blackberry, I'm not going to read up on Blackberry when that I work with you everyday during my spare time.

Here are the pictures that I drew. The frog was for a friend, as he was looking for art for his place. The rest are currently in my bathroom and workroom.

Cheap way to get some new art for my work room (here it is before), don't you think!? You can't get anymore unique and personal with art than ones you make yourself!

* To those who asked about where I got my decorations: Cameras are from the antique market on Bank St, teacups, the head, and the porcelain jug are from Value Village (I'm big on thrifting), and the angels are from Cambodia.

38 comments:

  1. I love them - they look awesome!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  2. That's so nice! You're a great artist!!

    xoxo

    www.princessofcalifornia.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow you're really good!! Love your drawings! :)
    Elyse xo
    http://demoiselleatomique.blogspot.ca/

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  4. That's a great idea! Love your drawings! xx

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  5. Oh wow these are fabulous, you're so talented lovely!

    Eda ♥

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

    @BloggerEda

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  6. Great idea! Would ask my sis to do this too :)

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  7. wow! it looks really good. you are so talented

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  8. This is such a great idea! I do need some more art for my walls, but you are a WAY better artist than I am!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Looks amazing! I could see that looking really cool on old music sheets.

    Charlotte
    www.deconstrut.blogspot.ca

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  10. Holy smokes, you have so many talents. If I didn't admire you, I might be jealous. I can only make first-grade level refrigerator art, maybe kindergarten. I probably should have attended kindergarten instead of staying home.

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  11. This is awesome, you are so talented! Thanks for sharing! I'm so glad I discovered your blog, you have such great style!


    XO J
    www.style-worthwhile.com

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  12. Jeeze! I love the ship drawings, all of these actually. You are so talented :D

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  13. Such a fun idea - once again ♥ You are so creative, hun!

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  14. These drawings are amazing; I love the one of the ship! Such a great & simple DIY.

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  15. God help us if we start using MY drawings as decorations. I think, like filing taxes, this is one of those things I just need to leave up to other people. This on the other hand, is awesome. Hope you're doing well!

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  16. I absolutely love this! You are so talented - I wish I could draw.

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  17. Wow, these pictures are so amazing! :)

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  18. They came out awesome! So talented!

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  19. You can shade and colour so well. It is so amazing. The drawings look so classic. I love them! Your friend must have been very happy to receive an art work from you!

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  20. I can't leave a comment on your previous post.
    I almost teared reading what your mom wrote.
    I hope you are feeling better. If not, you would feel better in time to come. Time really does heal.

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  21. You are starting to fill up these racks huh? It's getting really nice.
    I just read your previous post and I couldn't agree with your mom more. You've lots ahead of you waiting to be discovered. Since your mom mentioned about church, I guess you are a Christian and I'm going to share something which I truly learn through the hard way. When God says "Yes", we learn to appreciate His blessings. When God says "No", we learn that it's definitely not the right timing and if He says "wait", it means He have something much better for us. He always give us the best...Only the best for you =)

    www.diva-in-me.com

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  22. Beautiful drawings! You're really talented. I enjoy following your blog:)

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  23. I love this idea, and your artwork is fantastic!

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  24. Those look absolutely amazing! I always love re-using old books as cool home decor crafts, and this is a fantastic idea I may just have to steal!

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  25. I love your printed art! I wish I were that good at drawing!

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  26. I love the idea! thank you for sharing! And i read your mom letter to you...so touching...I was able to reflect on it...I guesss she was right..we should count our blessings and enjoy life!

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