I love to decorate my home for Halloween and set a festive mood. I made a book of spells to display. You, too, can make your own book of spells. Here’s how:
Find a hardback book with a blank, undecorated cover – this makes it easier to add your own book title.
Paint the spine with acrylic black paint to cover up the book’s real title.
Then, using the same black paint, mix it with a little water on a paper plate to make a wash. Using a paint brush spread the wash all over the cover of the book. Wipe off any excess with a paper towel. This will make the book appear old and worn.
Next, write with your paint brush any words you would like on your book (for example, Spells and Potions).
To keep the book closed from prying eyes, staple a ribbon to the first and last endpaper pages. The ribbon is used to tie the book shut. You don’t want to spoil the effect, by having the real book be easily read.
Last, paint a coat of clear sparkle glaze on top of the front cover. This will add a little magic to the look of the book.
Make several books and stack them up or have them lying around your house for fun decor. What magic is up your sleeve?