Hopefully by now you have seen a few projects from us here at DIYDesignStudio relating to our favorite colors of Fall. Well, my favorite color is anything SPOOKY. I am a total Halloween junky. If you have followed me for a while you already know that. I am keeping the spooky flavor going with this project as well and created a Book of Spells. I love making a new one every year to add to my collection of DIY spell and potion books.
So, let me show you my process...
Get your vintage book from DIY Design Studio to being your upcycle. Paint it black. Mine is a huge law book. It is 11 x 8.5 and almost 4 inches thick! Nice big book, you know...to hold all my spells and potions.
Next, grab the versatile Prima Relics & Artifacts skulls and angles resin blanks and give them a gothic paint job. Then, adhere them to your book cover (I used hot glue) and add a thick layer of gesso over the entire book surface. Leave a lot of texture in your gesso.
I had a mini frame in my stash that was silver so I gave it a black wash, then a bit of dry brushed gold paint and added vintage text. I then glued my Relics skull to the center of the frame (again hot glue) and added that to the book cover. The skull got the same gothic paint job prior to attaching to the frame.
I then hot glued florals to the surface. And then, gave them a wash of watered down, very fluid black acrylic pain.
(look at all that demension)
I added a bunch of washi tape here and there...that is the black and white script you see. I also painted the word "Spells" in gold metalic acrylic paint. I love this Prima Alchemy paint line. I could just put that stuff on everything.
And, there you go...a DIY Spell Book. I recommend you make a bunch. They look great all grouped together. In another week or so all of my Halloween decor will finally come out of the garage and I will display the spell books together. I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Thanks so very much for joining me today.
I hope you were inspired to make a
spooky little something for yourself.
DIY Design Studio has everything you need to do just that.
Have a GREAT weekend!