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)