So along with the potion bottles I made spell books to complete the story. I’ve pinned a bunch of ideas & read a bunch of tutorials on the subject…and here I’m sharing the techniques I used.
I had these books in my stash from thrifting | garage sales | flea markets | etc.
I used them often in my consigning days & they are super handy for crafty projects like this.
I gave them one quick coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in graphite.
I only applied one coat of paint since I didn’t want it totally perfect for more of an aged looked but also went around a 2nd time dabbing the sides of the covers and the page edges.
I then stamped them with varied fonts (I have a big stash of stamps from my scrapbooking business days) on the spine, using acrylic craft paint.
Whenever you stamp on a project you should test it out on a scrap piece of paper first. Always! This helps with placement & spacing.
Viola! I have a book of spells, potions, poisons & curses.
For the main spell book I used these free printables for the open pages from Marie @ the g*rated blog.
I found where the book opened naturally towards the center & mod podged the pages there where it would be displayed open.
I added paint around the edges and curled the corners. It helps to mist the pages a bit to mold them.
You can age it as much or as little as you would like, depending on the “look” you’re going for.
Of course I wanted it all grungy like it had been around for centuries.
I also added a ribbon down the middle of the pages, holding the spot for the perfect spell recipes.
I think I’m done crafting for Halloween this year.
Believe it or not I have quite the list left of things I would like to tackle next year.
Master & Miss Ms costumes are almost finalized so I’m pretty much ready for all Hollow’s eve.
Happy Haunting !
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