Friday, August 20, 2021

How to Cover a Bible Using Scrapbook Paper -Quick and Easy!

 I have a lovely original Scofield Bible published by Oxford Press back in the 1930s.  What makes it even more special it was given to me by my sweet friend Lauren!  I use this bible daily and while the binding, true to Oxford quality, is still in excellent condition, the cover needed a little first aid.  !  Another dear friend Holly sent me some lovely handmade paper.  I thought the two would marry beautifully!  I wanted to share the results with you all. 


Lovely paper and a beautiful card from Holly, these are 5 x 6 cuts



The Bible was given to  by Lauren.  You can see where the leather is dehydrated beyond what I can do to restore it - I did try.  Not bad for over 90 years old!


this is what I used to coat the Bible and glue the paper down and cover the paper in two coats



I buy it by the gallon on Amazon it is perfect for card making and very affordable!





Front

I am going to put a scripture on the front cover when I decide which one!


 I cover the bible with a generous coat of glue, and then laid the papers over it.
I let it dry for about an hour.  This is really a form of Decoupage. 


I coated each side and let it dry, coated again and let it sit overnight.  I rested the open bible, text side resting on a coffee can while dried overnight.



This cover will last a long long time, I have been doing this to bibles in need of first aid for 2 decades!

The coat is very smooth and pleasant to touch, it dries hard and because it is made as a bookbinding product it is very flexable.  It feels and LOOKS like Faux leather.

Hope this is helpful for your bibles in need of a little TLC!  Of course have a favorite bible rebound it the best option, but due to cost, it can be prohibitive. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Ginny M














Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 505-506

    Happy Word Art Wednesday everyone! Karen Letchworth has given us a beautiful devotion!  We also have another gorgeous  Bible verse digitized by Karen Murray.    Our Sponsor this week is $15.00 store credit to  The Project Bin,   Make sure you check them out, not only is there terrific shopping but lots of free tutorials and other crafty goodies.   Head over to the blog and check out the design team's sample,  join in the fun, you might be this week's challenge winner!    


My card for this week is very clean and simple, I think it is a lovely watercolor image to go with this beautiful scripture of promise.





I added a little glittery nail polish for a touch of sparkle 




I am so thankful that the Lord is slow to anger and full of compassion and mercy!


for your card making this week:




How fun to fussy cut and color these!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you join this weeks' challenge!
Ginny M





Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 503-504

   Happy Word Art Wednesday everyone! Karen Letchworth has given us a beautiful devotion!  We also have another gorgeous  Bible verse digitized by Karen Murray!    Our Sponsor this week is   CAS-ual Fridays Check them out.   Head over to the blog and check out the design team's sample,  join in the fun!


This week's verse conveys a more serious message and one we all need to hear and heed!  I used an image of two women talking - similar to last week.  I look at that as a bridge from here to eternity and making the walk with a companion.  Don't we all need a good friend?  I am deeply thankful for the friendships the Lord has blessed me with on the long walk that has been walked with Him. 



I used a 130# base paper and mirror board for dimension, to add a simple interest to the card




You can go to Word Art Wednesday for today's verse and I am giving you this beautiful Asian image.  It's public domain Art do no worries about the copyright.
  I printed on a textured heavy-weight card stock.



Thank you for stopping by, I hope you join this weeks' challenge!
Ginny M









Word Art Wednesday 581+582, Plus a Freebie Digital Card Kit!

    It is  Word Art Wednesday! I hope you take the time to click over to  the blog  Word Art Wednesday a nd check out Karen Letchworth's...