Thursday, October 20, 2016

Altered Note Book Cover

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with an altered notebook cover.
This spooky project is great for keeping track of super scary recipes, or writing down those haunting dreams!
~ Dare To Dream ~
 I like simple projects that go from "nice" to "WOW" with a flick of the wrist and a scattering of gems!
I picked up the notebook on a thrifting run.
It seemed the perfect canvas for these halloween papers
 so I took it apart and got started decorating.
On the back of the front cover I marked off a 1/4 inch edge around the window.
I used a 3 " circle divided into 1/8" to position the paper piercer.
I flipped the cover back over, sanded it to remove the smooth surface,
then painted the edges of the front window with black paint.
I didn't want any light colors to show through after I cut my paper cover.
I attempted a dream catcher and ended up with more of a spider web.
But here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Using a slip knot and two fingers to create a loose edge
 I looped thread all around the window.
Step 2: I went around my set of 8 loops, attaching the thread at the center of each loop and adding a bead.
Step 3: Each time I went round my set of loops I used the existing beads to loop the thread,
and added an additional bead.
Step 4: To finish off the center I add only four beads, and went through them twice with the thread.

  I painted a black frame around the window on the back
 of the cover before adding the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock.
I used a craft knife to cut out the gate from the Haunted House Cardstock and layered it over the house and window.
 I added Halloween Dew Drops to the fence and Mascarade Diamond Drops to the bats and posts for added bling!
Scrap On!



The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cool! Almost like a dream catcher...
I really love this!

Karen said...

Love those little dew drop bats! Great tutorial!

Michelle Wells said...

Not sure how I missed this yesterday, but OH MY! Great design, love the Spiderweb technique!

Colleen LoVette said...

I love this, such a great idea.

Tracy F. said...

What a cool project! Love this!

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

This is so cool - - your Dew Drop bats are fab as is your dream catcher!

Angela Tombari said...

Very cool project!

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