An Altered Book Cover…

Good Morning, Angels!

Alissa here with another fun project using a little texture paste and a few Tattered Angels gorgeous paint products. You all know by now how much I love making mini books. Today’s project is not only a mini book cover but I created it for one of my favorite classes I participate in annually in September. The class is hosted by Shimelle Laine on her blog and it’s called Learn Something New Every Day. This year I took an old Reader’s Digest I had on hand from the thrift store. I gutted the inside pages and got to work.

I painted the whole book cover with gesso, to give me a blank, white canvas to work with. Once the gesso was dry, I covered the front with a light coat of texture paste and added the leftover chipboard letters all over the front, including my title in the bottom right corner.

Once the paste was dry, I painted on another layer of gesso. Once the gesso was dry, I got to work with the Tattered Angels Paints. The first layer, which you can only see a hint of, is Glimmer Glam in Camel.

Next, I painted the title letters with Glimmer Glaze in Sangria, and then, promptly decided I wanted them to be black. (I do love the hint of red still showing in the final project.

When the Glam and the black paint were dry, I painted 2 more coats over the entire book with Glimmer Glam in Steel. I LOVE how it looks a bit like a shiny metal cover and how the Glimmer Glam gives a nice sealed coating to the project. (similar to Mod Podge)

I then added a binding mechanism and I’m ready to go. Ready to add my pages in September.

One last thing, this project was inspired by a mini book I created ages ago, with paint and chipboard letters, and a friend who recently created something similar and reminded me of how much I loved that older mini. Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration, Lisa. :)

I hope you enjoy this project and look forward to sharing another one with you tomorrow.

Have a great day! Alissa

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  1. Martha says:

    Fab idea for a book cover!