This is one of the lovely recycled book bead art…
After parking my truck yesterday I was walking through the Alley and found this beauty. She needed some love, a sanding job and cleaning, and then she was ready to be turned into something awesome! I wanted something modern and simple looking, so I used word search pieces puzzle paper, sheet music and maps to decoupage it. I am guessing it used to be the top of a small patio table….
Old Wooden Small Table Top
Different books, sheet music or other types of paper
Clear Matte Spray
Flattener for pushing out air bubbles
Use sandpaper to get rid of the texture, and smooth it out best you can.
Then cut your paper into strips, try to get a close to the size as possible, so sanding the edges later is easier.
Then lay a small layer of mod podge onto the wood strip one at a time place the paper on and smoothing it out for air bubbles.
I made a pattern with my paper, you can do it however you like, you could in fact do all one paper if you wanted to.
Be sure to paint about three layers of mod podge on top of the strips to seal it, then be sure to spray it with matte finish once it is totally dry.