Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Book of Spells by Mandy C


 
 



 
Ingredients 

Chalk Ink ~ Night Sky
Alphabet Stamp Set
Recycled Notebook
 

 

I picked up a few of these notebooks in a cheap shop called Home Bargains. They probably don’t have them now but I have also seen them in Paperchase. Of course, you could make your own book if you have a Bind-it-All.

 

·       Take the covers off the book ~ this one has a ring binder at the top.
 
 
 
 
 

·       Using the Pumice Stone and Scattered Straw, add to both of the covers. Blend (I used kitchen roll but I’m sure you can use cut and dry if you like ;-))

·       Add the Ripe Persimmon and Dusty Concord to opposite corners and blend inwards. Keep adding paint until you are happy with the colours in the background.

·       Dry with a heat tool.

·       Using your Distress paints and the well-rounded mask, add some texture to the background

·       Take your Timber Brown StazOn ink and stamp the label on one side of the book and then the ‘ad’ in the Apothecary set, stamp across the background all the way down on one side, and at the bottom of the other side.

·       Using the black Archival, stamp the skeleton on the left side of one of the covers. Add some spidersweb (from the TH set). The final bit of stamping on this side is using a mini alphabet stamp set … stamp out ‘book of spells’

·       On the other side, stamp the poison bottles along the bottom of the cover. Add two sets of the rows of teeth like a garland at the top. Stamp some cobwebs. Finally stamp the word poison.
 
 
 
 
 

·       Using a paint brush use some of the Distress paint to give the bottles some colour.

·       Once dry, put the notebook back together and close the rings. Add some ribbon to the rings. Finally, using the chalk ink edge the book. (I like to use chalk ink, as it’s very subtle around the edges and sometimes I’m quite heavy handed with ink).
 
 
 
 
 

Now you have a reversible notebook, one side for a list of your poisons and the other side for your spells.
 
 
Mandy C

1 comment:

  1. This would make a great shopping list book - or recipe book for someone who's not a good cook :-) Looks fab!

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