Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Remember Old Peel and Stick Albums?

Remember these old peel and stick albums? My mission a couple of weekends ago was to remove and rescue all the photos. The album pages are so full of acid that many of the pictures are already damaged. I have about 40 years worth so it was a dreaded chore that has been on the back burner for a long long time. Glad to report that I have finished the removal. Now what?
Well.....being a miser, penny pincher, and hoarder of all good stuff with a promising second life, I thought surely these covers could be recycled in some way. Light bulb moment! I remembered the gutted book that was the inspiration for the Book Of Dreams project. So I gutted one and plan to use it for an art journal cover. Of course I will alter the cover and have one prepped already with gesso.

I also noticed that none of the metal binding spirals were tarnished so I'm thinking they can be recycled too. For something. They are nice soft bendable coil. Well, as usual with me, I get one chore finished and come up with several new projects. But they are fun fun projects. Now time is all I need.

1 comment:

  1. I'm right with you. More current pics are in the new acid-free scrapbooks but still have years and years in the old peel and stick books. Hope they can hang on a few more years!