Its Halloween and who does not like a good spell book that can look into your soul and tell you your darkest secrets! My leather bound eye book was the inspiration of the Hocus Pocus book of spells. I love its leathery look with its one eye watching the holder of its evil spells.
If you remember my other shadow box Halloween book of skeleton fairy its pretty much almost the same way to make. Click here see the tutorial. The only difference is that you won’t need to paint it black or add the skeleton to it. Instead you use and eye which I found a bag for 99 cent at Michael’s.
Once you have glued on the Kraft paper to the shadow box book leave extra patch of paper in the center of the book to cut it open and add your eyeball. I cut the eyeball in half so it does not pop out to far.
Once its dry you will need to distress it with gathered twigs.
Use a blending tool color the entire spell book.
Someone is staring at you!
Now that you had a blast distressing, its time to seal the ink. I really wanted the kraft paper to look leathery and using Claudine Hellmuth Studio multi-medium matte it gave that effect. I covered the book with the medium and let it dry.
You can applied it with a brush a little at time.
The inside of the book I wanted to store my 2012 Halloween tags. I covered the inside of the shadow box with scrapbook like my previous book. I added a I. D wire retractable to hang the tags on the inside of the shadow book. I crazy glued one end in the inside of the book and other other end to the inside of the cover.
Now you are able to hang you tags and it will retract once you close the book.
My tags now have home in my spell book!Stay crafty everyone!