Let's not talk about the length of time I've been AWOL shall we? I suppose I have to just face it, life gets in the way every now and again (well, most of the time actually). I've said it before and I'll say it again - I don't know how people keep up with it. I'm going to try though (and I've said that before, haven't I?).
Tonight I thought I would show you how I made the Fairy Godmother Spell Book for the Panto that we (The South Bank PLayers) put on in January. I LOVED making it, and I thought it would make a great addition to a children's themed party. It was so easy to make. I don't think I'll ever get rid of it!Here's Sue (the Evil Queen) and Me (Fairy Liquid!) just before the last performance!
This is photo heavy but pictures say a thousand words!
Firstly, I chose a book - I wanted a reasonably big one, but one that wasn't too heavy as we had to hold and act at the same time - talk about multi tasking! My book about Titanic was perfect.
So I removed the dust cover, and replaced with an A3 size of Green paper - which JUST fit!
I then applied distress inks in Walnut Stain and Pine Needles with a dry baby wipe around the edges to give an old, well used look.
After this I applied Precious Metals (docrafts) and gold pigment ink with a new but still dry baby wipe to the edges of the book, don't forget the spine!
This is just before I embellished the book with the letters...
And this is after! The corner embellishments are Papermania Bare Basic Chipboard shapes which I have painted with Precious Metals in Gold, and the the letters are Papermania Gold glitter chipboard letters. The white lettering is BasicGrey, and I also added a Papermania Gemstone Stickers Crown, and Mosaic Gems.
Hope you like it - I don't know what I'm going to do with it now, but I know it will grow old with me! That's all for tonight!