I started with two binders (I went with binders because I like the option of taking stuff out or rearranging the pages when needed.) I then hot glued them together in a way they would open the way I wanted.
I then got a paper bag(I have some rather huge ones, they are like 3 feet deep) I cut it to the sizes I needed, then proceeded to mod podge the paper to the binders. as seen in the pic below.
When do it looks the way a school book would look if you where using a paper bag book cover.
after letting the glue/mod podge dry, I painted it a mixture of med brown and gold paint mixed, then added red tissue paper(also mod podged for protection) to the inside covers.
I then after letting all of that dry, I went over the outside with a watered down black to give it an aged look. I then let it all dry thoroughly.
After it had dried completely I added a triquetra to the center of the front page.
Today after I knew it was 100% dry I transferred everything from my old BOS to the new one.
I am very happy with the way this turned out, Have any of you ever attempted to make your own BOS in a similar way or would you ever try?