Anyone ever rip the paper cover off an album?

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Posted 10/28/2013 by alexesmariebrown in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 537,370
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Posted: 10/28/2013 12:26:00 PM
So I have an album I want to used for my December Daily this year but the cover doesn't match... most of it is kraft but the part around the spine had paper glued down....

Have any of you successfully taken this paper off? Any tips? I'm planning on either painting it or staining it....

thanks guys!

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Posted: 10/28/2013 12:51:52 PM
Just cover it with another paper?

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Posted: 10/28/2013 3:49:15 PM
I've done this a few times. the trick is to peel as thin a layer as possible and to get the whole thing at once or as big a piece as possible so you don't have layers of kraft exposed. if you can't get the whole piece, peel layers that are not too thick so your surface doesn't look too uneven. after the top layer has peeled off, I usually replace or decoupage over the area with specialty tissue, really thin SB paper, or fabric.


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Posted: 10/28/2013 5:01:54 PM
Gesso covers everything..and leaves a nice surface for you to treat any way you want.
Don't peel....gesso!


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Posted: 10/28/2013 5:36:07 PM
You can always sand down to make it smooth if it doesn't come off nicely. Also, covering with fabric is more forgiving than other paper.

I also found aleene's tacky glue in acid free. Works great for bookcloth and fabric. It moves and is not too stiff.


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Posted: 10/29/2013 8:32:27 PM
Thanks you guys! I was thinking of staining it, would thar work with gesso? I think the standings a great idea! Fabric is a cool idea too, I've never thought of that!!

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