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Book of Spells

Welcome everyone to another installment in the 
Altered Pages and Art Anthology cross promo month. 
The Altered Pages Design Team is also taking part in the 
Smeared and Smudged
31 Days of Halloween blog hop.  
I hope you have been able to take a look at all the 
fun we have been having. 

Be careful...I might need to use my 
Book of Spells on you....

I started my project with a vintage law book and 
a few goodies from my Halloween decor supply. 
I have a number of them laid out here as
I was not quite sure which I would be using.

I began by laying down a very thick layer of hot glue in a messy pattern onto the book. 
I then embedded the plastic skull figure. 

Next, I used the hot glue to make a spider web and adhered the spider with more hot glue. 

The next step was to coat the entire book with gesso. 
I will be painting the whole book out and the paint would not adhere to the hot glue, 
so gesso is a must here. 

Next, came a coat of black matte finish craft paint. 
And, then some luscious Art Anthology to add some highlights.  


While the paint layers were drying I stamped some spooky images, cut out a ghoulish collage image and took to the printer to create the "title" for the spine of the book. 


You can see above that I used a couple brown and rust colored ink pads to "age" 
the paper for the title for the spine.  I then added a coat of amber colored 
craft medium to all pieces to age them and to add a bit of weight. 

Next, I added the collage and stamped images to the front cover.

And, the title to the spine. 

You can see the Imperial Art Anthology on the spider and the Vegas Gold on the texture created with the hot glue.  I dry brushed that on and in same areas (the web) just used my finger to apply the paint. 

I hope you enjoyed my Book of Spells!  Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to comment on the blog to be entered in the drawing for fun prizes sponsored by Altered Pages and Art Anthology!

Supplies used;
Art Anthology Dimensional Paint - in Imperial (spider) and Vegas Gold (highlight texture and spider web)
Glue gun and lots of glue
Black matte finish craft paint
Black ink 
Brown ink  
Plastic skull and spider

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