Thursday, October 22, 2009

Altered books - waxing pages

The product I use is Dorland's Wax Medium. I spread it on with a cloth and then buff it until I like the feel and look of it. I have also just used sheets of wax paper to buff pages. It takes longer, but it is a pleasant way to occupy your hands while watching TV.

I bought some clear shoe polish I'm going to try sometime. Seems like it should work fine - but it might smell bad. Sometimes I use hot wax but do not have the knack for getting it on thin enough for just a light coating.

Why wax? The feel of the page. The look of the page. Protects the page. Helps solve sticking problems. It's fun.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great tip. I keep thinking that I'm going to delve into this hobby. I've been collecting books...somehow, I'm just blank. I'll keep looking at your blog for the key to unlock my creativity with altered books.