I pinned this idea a year ago. I loved the technique although not the subject matter. Just don’t like the creepy aspect of Halloween—never have. I wanted my books to be classic with no creepy elements & to be able to read them following the cover transformations. The music book is the one & only college text book that I saved. “The Enjoyment of Music” 3rd edition—loved that class. That’s where I learned about Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor & the Brandenburg Concertos. Give them a listen if you’re not familiar with them.
Purchased or from personal craft stash
1. Hot glue elements to cover & spine of book. I used hot glue to write the name of the main character on the front.
2. Lay book on top of tissue paper, rough cut to size. Lightly crumple tissue paper. Mod Podge cover over book, press tissue paper firmly over & into elements on cover. Let dry.
3. Once dry, cover the pages with paper & seal with tape if you don’t want the pages to get paint on them. Use the binder clips to stand book on edge and spray with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
4. When dry, use the metallic paint to highlight elements & creases in the paper. Practice first to learn the technique. It’s not hard, but it takes a little finessing to not get to much on.
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