Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Book of Shadows

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 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.

Here are the challenges that I have entered:

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Read all about it
Bearly Mine #51 - Anything but a card
Sarah Hurley #72 - Something magical
Fairy Tale #49 - Something metal
Simply Create #21 - So old or vintage
Creatalicious #37 - Fantasy Theme
DCC & Friends #2 - Fairies, mystic, magic
Stamping Scrapping - Halloween


Kate said...

I have to agree with Cara. This is amazing and people will definitely be buying these. Beautiful! said...

OH MY this is so wonderful. I love the painted patina key hole & thanks for the tip on heating red line tape to make it look old. It's such an awesome book!

Kim Kelley said...

WOW Rebecca! This is way too cool! You should sell them! This is gorgeous! HUGS

Candy C said...

Rebecca...this is a very cool little Book of Shadows! Love your cover...the different textures and patterns. Your witch in the center is nicely colored, too. And I love Tim's keyhole on the side! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Terry said...

Hiya Rebecca, thank you for sharing your fabulous Book of Shadows with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the cover, the different textures just look fabulous. Great colors and the image looks wonderfull. Wow. Good luck, hugs Terry xxxx

Michelle said...

Fantastic and gorgeous. I like it very much.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

Beate said...

Wow what a wonderful art piece, the book is absolutely awesome. I can understand very good that your niece is a fan of your work!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #21.

Sabrina Chaoskueken said...

It's breathtaking amazing! I really love everything - the paining, image, design, the wonderful details...

oh oh should sell these in stores !!!! ;)

Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends with this masterpiece!


Carol said...

Great book, I love this, the image is fab :D Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month, Carol :) x

Helene said...

Awesome card! Thank you for joining the "Alota Rubber Stamps challenge"

fatmonica said...

It's gorgeous!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Bianca said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Fairy Tales. xx Bianca

Lozzapops said...

Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine with this fab project! Laura x

Laney said...

WOW!! absolutely amazing!! I would love this myself!! Thanks for joining us at BMC

Andree said...

This is a fantastic project and brilliant step by step breakdown. Thanks for joining us at DCC & Friends, good luck x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Rebecca: Wonderful Journal. Glad you could join in our Challenge #21 - "So Old/Vintage.`

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

caroline spice said...

This is Wow fantastic. Such a great piece of creativity with a whit whoo image and lots of texture. .... . Thank you so much for joining us over at DCC & Friends and good luck
Caroline xxx

Ria said...

Awesome Halloween creation :) thanks for joining the Alota Rubberstamps Challenge this time ;)
hugs Ria

Claudia said...

Hello Rebecca,

wow, this is great! Must have been a good deal of work. Fantastic!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



PS: I've a Blog-Candy if you are interested.

Regan said...

You are a crafting goddess, my friend! This is too awesome for words! I love everything about it! But you already knew that, didn't you? :)

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so lovely. Creative design. From your designing i realize that for the attraction of people creative designs are also must for the Plastic Business cards. I appreciate your nice work.