Friday, January 31, 2014

Covering School Books Adventure for this Year

I just want to share with you the book covering adventure we had this year. My son Alex has Asperger's and it's important for him to be able to quickly identify his books at school and also for him to feel special, so each year I do something original. I decided to turn this tiresome task into an art experience!

This year I used my recycled butcher's paper that I got in my scrapbooking supply parcels and we sprayed it with some Glimmer Mists and a Dylusions Ink. I then covered the books with this, then finally covered with contact. I also created on Microsoft Word a banner for his name and grade, to be attached onto his books.

You can see Alex spraying the paper in this photo. The old dog bed frame (that I hadn't gotten around to dismantling yet) made an excellent holder for the paper; and he had fun creating original arts of work.

I thought it would use a lot of spray, but it used surprisingly little.

This photo doesn't really show the finished books to their best, but it was fun to see his pile of rainbow books all lined up ready to go to school.

Best always to you.

Bye for now,


  1. Such a good idea Janelle! Alex will be the envy of his class mates I'm sure.

  2. Thanks Margaret. I have to admit I'm a bit of a hoarder - I hate throwing away something that I think could have a use and I'm glad that it paid off this time. He loves them.

  3. You are so thoughtful and ingenious, Janelle! This was a fabulous idea and what a point of pride for him to look those books and think, "I made that design myself!" Wonderful! Hugs, Darnell


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