Sunday, October 14, 2012

Altered Books.....

So I have had a page saved on my computer forever it seems. I had been wanting to make it but it was one of them I dont have the supplies case. Well my motherboard died on that computer and I couldn't get the file. So I tried it out with just my memory, which is not good. Here is my project. Altered Halloween Books.

I started out with 3 books I got from the library for 2/1.  I then covered them in K and Company - Halloween Whimsy Collection - 12 x 12 Specialty Paper Pad- which is now discontinued. Once I had the papers cut and glued on, I glued the books shut and pages together with Liquitex Ultra Matte Gel Medium .  After that all dried I took 3 canisters of paint in orange, purple, green to match the papers and I painted the book pages with it. While that was drying I gathered the Halloween supplies I was wanting to use. Using card stock I wrote my own book titles, 2 was written in sharpie, 1 was printed off pc. I used some skeleton heads from Wal-mart. Skeleton garland from Dollar General. Ceramic finger from Michaels. Crocheted spider courtesy of my mom. A water bottle cap I colored black with sharpie. Hot glue gun and crystal lacquer. Cauldron die cut. Green glimmer mist that has a gold tint to it, Black stickles. The skeleton WOULD NOT SIT DOWN so I lacquered him to my bottle top and he still didn't wanna sit, so I then also hot glued him to the bottle top and it worked excellent. I also hot glued his heels of feet down. Sprayed the ceramic finger with the green/gold mist and painted the nail with black stickles. I used the hands , feet and arm bones from one of the skeletons and glued them around. This whole project took me two days. I didn't get to bed the second night until 9 am. YIKES.

Well on to my Altered Halloween Books. I hope I inspire you. 

Gel Medium
Books I started with
 Paper I used
My books all covered.
Books all painted and glued shut
my book spines

top view
 Princess Kiara woke up this morning and I was still playing. She came in and asked me if she an have the remaining two skeletons and here is what she did with them.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired you. 

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  1. Replies
    1. ty terri, i took my thinking from you.

  2. You did a great job! I like it!

  3. Like the 3D book Halloween creation. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Boo challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT Group B

  4. I love it. Love the skeleton on the top. Now I am pulling out all my halloween paper!!!

    1. great ty. cant wait to see what you make.

  5. Fabu,ous altered books. Love the purple, orange and green colour palette, perfect for Halloween . Love the skeleton and skull. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  6. WOW what a great project!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:)

  7. I love this project! I keep coming back to your blog to look at it. LOL Thanks for playing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges and also at Cut It Up. :) Janis

  8. What a fab project! I love all the elements and detail that you put into this! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!


  9. Cut project!! I like all the fun colors and your cut! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  10. I LOVE these! It has given me so many ideas for things I can do with my former journals and unused books! I'm already planning to create a spellbook! (I love fantasy related things!)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    I am sammalmquist from swap-bot, posting on behalf of the Love Comment Blog ♥ (10) swap!

  11. Haha! You made me laugh big time with the last two photos!
    Nice setup of the alterbooks!

    -- cfchai (Swap: Love Comment Blog ♥ (10))


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