Using a book from the library in the section that for sale or resale shop is a great way to re purpose recycle and bring new life to the book. And for mixed media artist is can be a wonderful experiment platform and sketchbook.
I personally like to find a book that feels good in the hands. Some day's it's the chunkiest one and other days it's small emough to fit in our pocket. As you can see with the monster chunky one I've not even finish the foundation pages. Might be a really long time.
Distortion happens...isn't it cool?
Added some ribbons and such to cover the wire. I had leather but that wasn't going to do it...pulled apart. The wire I use for the back of picture frames...twisted it silly under the ribbons.
Another wonky picture of re purpose book journal.
Hope this helps out Cheryl Holz