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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Altered Book Cover – Dollhouse Door - Dollhouse Supplies

For those who enjoy altering books here is an idea for the cover.  In the book below I used a dollhouse door.  First I painted and distress the door.  Next I cut a hole in the cover and a hole in several pages of the book (the depth of the door insert).  Then I glued all of the cut pages together and glued the cover to the pages.  Finally I Insert the door in the hole and glue it in place.

I use all kinds of dollhouse architectural and hardware items in my collage pieces.  They usually come unfinished so you can alter them anyway you like.  Some craft stores carry dollhouse supplies and there are several online suppliers.  I’ve also purchased items on eBay.

17 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

okay..well this is an AWESOME idea- thanks !

Luthien said...

that's a marvellous idea!! the dimensions of dollhouse fittings WOULD be perfect for a book cover! you come up with such fascinating ideas my fren!!!

bobbie said...

Fabulous!!!

Oxana said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Ren said...

Okay...now you've given me something else to be on the lookout for! Will this be another addiction???

Suz said...

Beautiful. This is just an awesome idea!
Fondly,
Suz

Elaine A said...

Laura -

You are a genius! This is just amazing! Now I'll be haunting the stores for other addiction - LOL!

Elaine Allen

bes53913 said...

I want one! I love dollhouse/miniatures, especially the architectural elements like windows and doors! I've been wanting to use a door for ages, just hasn't reached the top of the list yet! This is marvelous! BeBe

RPL said...

Hi Laura,
I love looking at how you've used your door!
I've been collecting the little windows and am planning on using them in a project soon.
Paulette

Donna said...

What a wonderful idea!!! Your art is so inspiring and GORGEOUS!!!

~Donna

Netty said...

That is such a terrific idea and it looks amazing. Thank you for sharing. Annette

Daniele said...

what a bril idea using dolls house bits n' bobs, lovely priject
hugs

Karenliz said...

Love it! The use of doll house parts is wonderful! I think I will give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Very clever, Laura! The book cover is just awesome!
xoxo,
Julia

JoAnne said...

What a great idea Laura! I love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great idea Laura, makes for a fabulous book cover. I picked up a few resin ones but a bit to heavy for a book. I'll have to keep my eyes open for wood ones.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a super piece, I love it :)