Wednesday 23 May 2012

Book Obsession

I seem to have a bit of an obsession with altering hardback book covers at the moment.
An arch was first cut into the cover using a sharp knife, the heart is made from epoxy putty and the wings from a Dr Who figurine called The Weeping Angel.
The face on the cover was made by first turning an image into a threshold image on the computer and printing on plain paper.
It was then stuck it to the book and Tripple Thick was used to fill in the black areas.
Modeling paste was applied to other areas and stamped into.

Once everything was dry Decoart Traditions acrylic paint was layered and a little gold leaf added.

Books are so cheap to buy in charity shops, they are just like mini canvases to experiment on..


Thanks for reading,



  1. That is one good idea --- Your artwork is amazing and I am looking forward to my on line classes in June!

  2. LOVE what you did with this book cover! The face is outstanding! :)

  3. So, so clever.
    Hugs Joanne xx


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