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

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 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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17 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  6. WOW what a great project!

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

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  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

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  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!

    Stacey

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

    Kimberly
    Cut It Up Co-Founder

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  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!

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  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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