A couple of weeks ago I saw a box of 100 postcards of Puffin Book covers. I'm sure the store could hear my brain ticking over, how I was going to plaster my wall with them, how Husband was going to have kittens over it, the usual. It's funny looking at them: We were in Lapland, home of Moomin this last Christmas, and Bubbles got "Black Beauty" for her birthday from a friend and "Watership Down" from Husband. Books are just so timeless, aren't they? I try to use a tablet reader but I always go back to the real thing.
I wanted to do something other than a flimsy poster frame since I doubted it would withstand the wear and tear of Junior and sister. Now, I'm not the first person to have this idea but after a careful web search, most people who tried this only framed about half of them because of the large size. After careful consideration and advice from the lovely people at Utrecht art store, I bought a huge white foam board - 40X60 inches! They advised this very strong double sided tape as well. How I wish I'd discovered this earlier. It's like cement! They then showed me how I could frame it with customized canvas stretchers so the foam board edge would be covered. You can see above I've done a few rows.
What's neat is that Husband and I had some of the same books growing up! Do you recognize any?
I completed another couple of rows yesterday as you can see above. I now have just three rows left, unless I decide to include some of the horizontal ones. It's pretty tedious work but fun as well. I think the hard part will be cutting the foam board as I'm not too sure how to do this smoothly. The consensus in the Casapinka household is to hang it on the bottom stairs as everyone seems to love looking at them. I'll show you the final project when it's framed and hung up.