Hi everyone. This is my Book of Shadows. I had a really great time creating it and I wanted to share it you. Before I tell you how I made it, let me tell you what my little 8 year old niece Cara said. I showed her my book and she said.....oh oh oh....you should...you should.....you should sell these in stores. She is one of my biggest fans.
Now, let me tell you how I made this book. I started with this adorable image from Rick St. Dennis. Her name is Hannah Halloween. I colored her with Copics and then covered her with Glossy Accents. After she was dry, I cut her out. I used the Glossy Accents to make her stronger because I knew I would be popping her up and she needed extra strength to be on the front of the book.
The next step was to find the book. I came across this one at Pat Catan's and it was very inexpensive. I covered the book with a layer of gesso, then a few sponged layers of paint to get a base coat down.
Next I added some modeling paste with a pallet knife. I did not cover the entire book, I just wanted to make it look old. I then painted the paste. For the next layer, I used the same paste but added some micro beads to it. I rubbed it on with my fingers. Then painted it. This is the back of the book.
I took some designer papers and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool. I used some distress inks to age the papers. I applied them to the book with Matte Mod Podge. Then I added a layer of Mod Podge on top to seal the paper. I added the image using SU dimesionals.
Next came the embellishments. I used Tim Holts metal photo corners on the front and back. I also added a key hole. I used some metal paints to add a petina to the metal. I attached the key hole with Glossy Accents. That will hold just about anything in place.
I printed this out and distressed it. Then added it with Mod Podge.
I forgot to say that I used a some sticky strip and embossing powder down the side of the book. When you heat it, the tape bubbles and looks old.
Here is a side shot of the book.
And a flat view.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
Here is a list of supplies I used. I warn you, it's very long.
Plain book, gesso, various acrylic paints, various metal paints, glimmer mist, rub-n-buff, modeling paste, glass beads, sticky tape, embossing powder, designer papers, Matte Mod Podge, Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz metal photo corners, keyhole, various distress inks, image, Copics, SU dimensionals, Jolee broom, glitter glue, distress tool & metal sealer. Whew...I think that's everything.
Thanks for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG
Here are the challenges that I have entered:
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Read all about it
Creative Stamp Friends #59 - Distress
Bearly Mine #51 - Anything but a card
Sarah Hurley #72 - Something magical
Fairy Tale #49 - Something metal
Simply Create #21 - So old or vintage
Alota Rubber Stamps #90 - Halloween
Creatalicious #37 - Fantasy Theme
DCC & Friends #2 - Fairies, mystic, magic
Stamping Scrapping - Halloween