MJ has shared several of her cool wicked Halloween project how tos and she has even made available her great graphics in easy downloads!
I've been working on creating a Secret Book of Sinister Potions.
After purchasing a paper mache book from Micheal's, I began the first steps of gluing down pieces of corrugated cardboard to the front cover in hopes of creating a design similar to what one might find on the cover of an old leather book. Strips of jute twine were added to create ridges.
In my stash of stickers I had some 3D Victorian flourishes I thought might work for the cover interest.
They required more tissue and glue than the prerequisite two layers. I really had to work the tissue into all those nooks and crannies. The red you see behind them was my attempt at adding some flourish using red paper valentine doilies.
After the gesso coating they disappeared.
|These are my corrugated cardboard bookends. After they are glued down and painted they look just like pages.|
|The completed outside, now the inside decoration begins.|
|Remember how medicine came in all sizes of brown bottles when we were kids? I wish I had a few of those bottles now. I had to do some scrounging before I found the bottles I used to hold my secret potions.|
|Completed Secret Book of Sinister Potions.|
Though I am contemplating whether or not I'll create a title for my book and print it on the spine with gold letters...We shall see........