Hello friends, it’s Juliana here today. Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays and I love to decorate the house for our annual Halloween Party. Each year I like to craft a few new items to add to the decor. This year, I created an altered Halloween Potions Book using Therm O Web Mixed Media Products and Adhesives.
Begin by gathering your supplies. This includes an old book (the thicker the better), tissue paper, alphabet stickers or chipboard letters, Halloween themed chipboard or wood pieces (or anything that is relatively flat on one side), Therm O Web Mixed Media Medium, foam brush, Therm O Web iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive, black paint, silver paint, a paint brush, brown ink (such as Distress Ink) and a foam blending tool.
Altered Halloween Potions Book Tutorial
Begin by coating the cover of the book with Mixed Media Medium using a foam brush and then adhere a layer of tissue paper. Allow the tissue paper to wrinkle as you stick it down.
Trim off the excess leaving a small border. Fold the excess over the edge of the book cover and adhere in place using Mixed Media Adhesive.
Once this is dry, spell out the title of your book along the spine using alphabet stickers or chipboard letters. If you are using chipboard letters, you can adhere them using the Mixed Media Adhesive.
Decorating The Cover
Now, it’s time to decorate the cover. I used a wood veneer shape I found at my local craft store and some chipboard corners from my stash. Wood and chipboard shapes are great items to use to decorate the cover.
Mixed Media Adhesive works perfectly to adhere either of these types of items. Place some heavy books on top of this while it is drying to make sure dries with good contact.
Once the adhesive is completely dry, paint everything with black acrylic paint making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. After the black paint is dry, dry brush on the silver paint. Make sure to wipe off any excess paint and that your brush barely has any paint on it. This will allow the black paint to show through while the silver highlights all the texture from the tissue paper and items that you glued to the cover.
The final touch is to age the edges of the pages with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain using a foam blender.
You may have noticed the Halloween props in these photos. If you are interested in creating your own Halloween Apothecary Bottles, check out this post to download the free printable. You can also see some other examples of Altered Halloween Potions and Spell Books. I hope you enjoyed learning how to create your own Altered Halloween Potions Book using Therm O Web’s awesome products!