What You Need
Paperback book covers
Utility blade (optional)
Corner cutter (optional)
1. Most paperback covers will tear away easily from the book pages. Covers that are old or firmly adhered might require the use of a craft or utility knife.
2. Once the cover is removed, clean away any glue residue.
3. Use a corner cutter to create clean, rounded corners.
4. The printed side of these science fiction postcards was designed on a computer and printed using a desktop printer.
Additional Notes: Follow postal regulations when mailing paperback postcards — they might require additional postage or hand stamping by a postal worker to enter the postal system. Be clever and choose a paperback title appropriate to the location and circumstances from where and when it will be sent.
This project was excerpted with permission from Playing With Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book by Jason Thompson. It will be published in the spring, but is available for pre-order on Amazon now. Visit the Rag & Bone website and blog for more information and updates.
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