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Saturday, October 19, 2019


Halloween would not be complete without a spooky book of spells and potions.  The overall size is approximately 9" x 7" and made out of out of heavy chipboard. To give the book texture, I’ve used a crackle technique which I cover in the video tutorial.  The skull in the center is made with polymer clay using a mold.
For this project, I’ve created a new set of Magical Book Pages to complement my older collection which gave me a total of 27 magical pages to work with (there is also a new mini version that can be used for a miniature book.)  
To fill out the book, I used blank distressed looking pages to which I can add images over time and paper from the Cosmos 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper pad, which I also used to line the inside of the book.
I’ve used beautiful hardware to connect the chipboard pieces.  In the video, I’ll show you how to transform simple hinges to elegant ones.
I used various techniques to distress the pages and will demonstrate a lemon juice and heat gun technique which give pages and authentic burnt look.

This collage sheet contains 14 pages of spells, incantations, enchantments, potions, and magical symbols.  Included are: Summon a Dragon, Conjure a Storm, Memory Charm, Forget, Healing, Reveal the Truth, and Dream.  This set compliments the first Magic Book Pages collage sheet.
This set includes 14 pages sized 7” x 5” that are perfect for creating a book of magic.  The pages contain spells, incantations, enchantments, potions, and magical symbols.  Included are: Summon a Dragon, Conjure a Storm, Memory Charm, Forget, Healing, Reveal the Truth, and Dream.  This set compliments the first Magical Book Pages – Large Version digital image set. 

Detail Supply List 

If you are interested in making a mini version.

1 comment:

Felicia said...

So excited by this tutorial! Thank you for the detailed instructions!