Today I’d like to share how to easily change the cover of a dummy book!
This is how it turned out:
A step by step tutorial:
Start by sanding the cover really well to get rid of the gloss, and so the gesso in the next step will have some grip to it .
Paint the cover with white gesso, front and back! Leave to dry…
Paint the cover with brown acrylic paint… it doesn’t have to be all covered, a distressed feel to it is OK. Leave to dry.
Paint the cover with (quick) crackle medium. Leave to dry.
Paint the cover with white acrylic paint, it will immediately start to crack, so add your paint in one streak, don’t go over the same spot twice. It doesn’t matter if the paint doesn’t get on evenly, it adds to the distressed feel of it!
Leave to dry…
Spray some color onto the book. I used a custom made pearl spray. Leave to dry.
Stamp some script (Magenta Style) onto the cover with a black permanent ink.
And now for the fun part:
Add structure to the cover with the Butterfly Collage stencil :
add structure paste with a palette knife.
Leave to dry.
LOVE this stencil, I will be using this one a lot!
Hope you like it!
See you next time;
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
TCW554 Butterfly Collage 6×6