Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's in the Name Wayne?

Here's my latest mini-book. Have you noticed that I love making them? I made this one as a gift for a friend who is retiring from teaching.

It's a little theory she has that more people with the middle name Wayne commit crimes than any other name. I googled it and found some articles to support her theory(http://www.freakonomics.com/2006/09/28/the-next-time-your-daughter-brings-home-a-new-boyfriend-be-sure-to-ask-his-middle-name/) and thought it would be fun to make a book where she could keep track of those Wayne's that show up in the news.


I bought a cheap baby name book at Half Price Books that I could rip up and use for embelishment.

Here's the title page.

The pages are actually 6 x 9 envelopes covered with scrapbook paper.








The cool thing is that because they're envelopes, she can store articles that she finds.



Here's the papers cut down to cover the envelopes.

I just covered peices of cardboard with scrapbook paper and painted the back side with acrylic paint. I used adhesive canvas (painted black) to reinforce the pages.

I punched three holes in each page and the cover and used binder rings from 7 Gypsies to put it all together.


I had taken this class at Anthologies before it closed that used this method.

4 comments:

Dina said...

That was such a cute idea and I know my mom loved it! All the colors you picked were perfect.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

I am flippin' out over this one... fantastic color choice and I love the idea of the canvas! Dang- I wish we could scrap together- we would be UNSTOPABLE and of course accomplish nothing else but crafts!

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Oh, what journaling stamp is that? I NEED it!

donna said...

I do love it and really appreciate all the time and thought that went into it. Thank you Erin.