Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

5 Stars
By now you all know I’m reading the box set and not giving a real review until I’m done with the hole batch and yada, yada, yada. That being restated, in place of a review (which would be all “why do people not like this one? I mean, yeah, book 3 was nearly impossible to beat, but this one was damn solid writing and how many authors can start a freaking remodel of a series and make it work and who would have known that I would love a Lannister and rantrantrantrantrantrant . . .”) I’m going to teach you how to make an awesome Pinterest craft that was inspired by alcohol my Goodreads buddies JennyJen and Andrea Ninja Bunneh :

The idea is to take a page from your favorite book and turn it into cheap/free art in your reading room.

First, pick a page (duh).

Second, blow up said picture to the size of your choice (mine is 11x17 because that’s as big as the copy service at my office can make it and I’m too damn cheap/lazy to go to Kinko’s):

Third, brew a cup of tea:

(Tardis mug not necessary, but strongly encouraged)

Fourth, put the paper on a cookie sheet (another reason why 11x17 is a good choice) and cover with tea:

Let soak for 5 minutes while warming your oven to 200 degrees. After the paper has soaked, you can manipulate it by tearing, wrinkling, etc. to give it an “aged” look.

Fifth, drain off excess liquid and bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes. If you’re a pyromaniac you desire, you can burn the edges of the paper for an even more weathered appearance after it is completely dry. All that’s left is sticking it in a frame:

And there you have it. A nearly free art project that will have all your friends asking “what the f^#* does Hodor, hodor, hodor mean??????”

A craft so simple even Mitchell could do it. Well, he could if he were more than just a head. (He says we should hang a page from Everyone Poops above the dumper. That Mitchell - he always keeps it classy.)

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