Tuesday, October 8, 2013

a little black magic

my love affair with halloween continues with this silly project! it combines my love for halloween and my love for old books. don't worry, i haven't destroyed a priceless old work, it's just an old readers digest book that i've turned into a "spell book" to add to my halloween display.



i started with the previously mentioned reader's digest book, available at many thifts stores for practically pennies, and i painted several coats of white acrylic paint on the covers to act as a primer. next i added some distress crackle paint in just a few spots to add "age". then i painted the book two shades of gold and added these beautiful tim holtz stickers on the binding. a few glittered spiders and a bottle with some tim holtz remnant rubs, and my little side table is halloween ready!

can you tell i'm having fun?

xo,
carly


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