Busy Bees Altered Book

Happy Monday everyone

A quick little post today to share an altered book project I made recently.


and just another to show the side view


The little bee hive was made out of some air drying clay and then painted.
I cut an aperture out of the front cover of an old book and glued the pages together.
I then glued on some tissue paper here and there and painted all sides with gesso.
I then painted it with various greens and yellows and left it all to dry and sanded the surface.
To finish off I used lots of Crafty Individuals stamps and various different coloured inks to decorated the front cover.

Thank you for looking

Have a great week,

Flo x


  1. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven

    This is fabulous Florence, love the beehive and the stamps. Beautiful spring-like colours too.
    Linda xxx

  2. Craftyfield

    It’s a wonderful makeover Florence! I do like seeing some of the older stamp sets in use, especially the grasses which is one of my first ever CI set!

  3. Rollet

    Oh Flo, how delightful this book, I love everything on this project.
    So fabulous.
    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, as usual.
    I’m sorry for not commenting more often at that time, though I’m still loving all what you create of course. Especially those adorable projects using your Crafty Individuals stamps that only you create… πŸ™‚
    Just crazy busy with work and my girls too… I know you will understand.
    Hope everything goes well at your side.
    Hugs and love,
    Coco xx

  4. scrAPpamondo (AliceP)

    This altered book is just amazing!! Love very much the beehive you made with polymer clay, it looks fabulous in the aperture!! And just adore the colours and the stamps all around! A true masterpiece!

  5. baileyrosy

    UB this is just gorgeous , get you with your air dried clay are there no end to your talents ! Has amazing texture want to reach out and touch it but am afraid of being stung !

    Yours pig face

  6. Barbara

    I love this. How difficult was it to cut the opening in the cover Flo’ I have promised to make a photo album for some friends who just visited us from UK and I love the idea of making an opening on the front.

    1. Florence

      Hi Barb, Thank you for calling in. It was pretty easy with a sturdy craft knife. I did find it gave a nicer finish to cut from each corner down first so that the corners were crisp. I also used a metal rule to along. Hope this helps. Looking forward to seeing your album.
      Hugs Flo xx

    2. Florence

      Just had a cuppa and a second thought. If your book is an old one and covered with a canvas material sometimes you can cut it roughly and retain some of the threads from the canvas. That gives a nice shabby chic look to your finished project. These are such good fun to make.
      Flo x

  7. sandra

    This is gorgeous Flo, I’m not sure how I missed it. It’s a fabulous idea and all the stamps work together beautifully. Crafty hugs, Sandra x


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