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!
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!