Sunday, June 9, 2013

Altered Composition - Hocus Pocus inspired - Spell Book with Hangman

I am super excited to bring to you today my Hocus Pocus inspired Spell Book with Hangman page saver. I've been wanting to create this for a very long time. I recently found an amazing designer,  Dave Lowe, and I have started following his blog. He creates so many different and interesting things, especially inexpensive things. I took his Old Creepy Books design and interpreted it to suit my Spell Book.

I covered the entire book with the watered down clear glue and crinkled paper towels all over it. Let it dry over night.

I painted the entire book with the blush craft paint and then brown craft paint.

I then marked the suede paper with red and brown sharpie markers, cut the suede paper, and then stitched the paper with the hemp cord. I glued the Styrofoam ball to the book. Covered the front of the book with watered down clear glue and began to lay the suede paper down. Let that dry. Then I applied some watered down brown and blush craft paint. I then attached the eye lash.

Finally I added my Hangman page saver. I did actually watch a YouTube video to create my noose around my hangman and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was...scary! I am so please with the way this project turned out and I hope you like it too!

This is what he looks like saving my page:

I will be using this "Spell Book" as a sketch book for future ideas.

I used these items to create my Spell Book:
  • Composition Book (unused from my daughter's last school year)
  • Paper towels
  • Clear glue (watered down)
  • Sponge brush
  • Suede looking pattern paper (to look like skin)
  • Brown and Blush craft paint (watered down)
  • Red and brown Sharpie markers (cut skin)
  • Hemp Cord (stitches)
  • Styrofoam ball (cut to create eye lid)
  • fake eye lash
  • Jute twine (hangman's noose)
  • Plastic skeleton (Halloween decoration)
I am entering my Hocus Pocus inspired Spell Book with Hangman page saver in the following challenge at Haunted Design House - HDH #168 - Hangman's Handiwork.