Friday 25 March 2022

Dark Secret - Altered Book Cover for March Challenge

 Hi guys and welcome back to Andy's Blog

It's been a looong time, but I'm so happy to be here again, to share with you my take on the Altered Book Cover challenge for March. 

You still have a couple of days to play along, since the challenge closes on Sunday. For more details, click on the link

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So, I decided to alter the cover of a book, that I had in my library forever. It's a story collection by Stephen King, called "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams". That was dark enough to inspire me :)))

I was so thrilled to start creating again, so I thought of making a process video, to show you some ideas on how to create dimension and texture on your projects. In the video, you'll see that I use very simple and easy-to-find materials, that we all have in our houses.

What is more, I wanted to share with you some tips on how to use stamps and stencils,  in a not so common way.

I really hope you enjoy this. Below, you can enjoy some photos and find a full list of materials.                    

Paints - Cosmic Shimmer by Andy Skinner

Artist Pigment Paint

Paynes Grey, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber

Chalk Paint
- Midnight, Warm White

Tools and Supplies

Old brushes for glue and varnish
Fan brushes
Flat brushes for painting

Polymer clay (any clay is fine, you can also use airdry clay)

E6000 glue
Decoupage glue

Matte varnish - Cosmic Shimmer "Super Matt Varnish" by Andy Skinner
Structure Paste (Cosmic Shimmer by Andy Skinner)

Stencil - Creative Expressions "Mandala" by Andy Skinner
Stamp - Creative Expressions "Eye Spy" by Andy Skinner

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White tissue paper
Cardboard (pizza box)
Paper tube (from cling film)
Paper tape
Natural jute twine cord


  1. Fabulous, loved the video.
    Thankyou for sharing x๐Ÿ–คx

    1. So kind of you my dear. Thank you for your support!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for your comment๐Ÿฅฐ

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