Last year I saw these spell and potion books on Pinterest. I found the tutorial on betterafter.net. I was so excited to make them that I invited my neighbors over to make some with me.
Don’t let the look of books intimidate you. They are so easy make!
This year I had a craft class at my house and one of the projects that we made were these books. Below I have listed a few tricks that I have learned after making so many of these books.
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Tricks and Tips
1. I use a wodded up paper towel to put under the cover of the spell books while it is drying. That way it doesn’t stick to the other pages.
2. I used a exacto knife to shave the sides of the pages. This gives it a old worn look.
3. I also like to dye the page ends (book closed) with brown paint to make them look old. I used 3 tbsp. of water and 1 tsp. of brown acrylic paint. I brushed it on with a sponge brush.
4. After I distressed the book with the metallic paint, I went back over the words and the skeleton/spider web again with the metallic paint to make it darker so that the details really pop.
You can find the tutorial for the spell books on betterafter.net.