Lets be curious.
That I am. Always curious. My mind is a jumble of ideas, questions, and thoughts. Once I have an idea stuck in my head, I will stop at nothing to make it happen. To be able to create with no restrictions is one of the best feelings in the world for me. I think this art case is the best example of that.
I love books. I love the feel of them...the smell of them. Sometimes I go to flea markets and I would see tables full of old books just sitting there and I feel sad. I don't even know why. I always bring a few of them home for 25 cents a book. I have a lot of books all hiding in book shelves and I love the idea of books somehow being apart of my every day life. Originally I did this art case as a Christmas present for B but I love it so much I stole it back from him. : )
I love these old beat up suitcases for some reasons. Look at the hardware.
Keep in mind that the bigger the case is, the more books you are going to need. After saying your parting words, rip the cover off the book.
Cut the spine of the book.
Look how gorgeous the art work is on the cover.
Next hot glue the spine of the book to the case.
Make sure you don't glue the spines too flat. You will want it to look like if the books are just causally placed on the case.
I love to use all different parts of the cover for this project.
Have fun picking the titles of the books. Play around with colors.
Viola. Now you have your own one of a kind art case.
Happy Creating, my friends.