Tuesday, 9 August 2016

A Magical Altered Book

Hello Giovanna here, with my first post as International Design Team member :-)
I am well known as a crazy upcycler and this time is no exception: books are one of my favourite things to alter,  these are pretty easy to find, can become unusual ArtJournal or lovely artworks to display.
The main charactere of this story is Jewel, and such a mithological animal can walk only on golden roads, that lead to enchanted houses.

And the tiny bottle, encased in a golden niche, can only contains Unicorn Sparkle.

To alter a book, open it in the middle and gesso the pages. When dry add some texture spreading the gorgeous Super Thick Slap it On through a stencil. When dry spray with your favourite mists. 

Stamp on white cardstock the door and the unicorn, cut them out, colour them and glue to the pages.
Add all the golden details you like, stamping with the Flitter glue and brushing the Mega Flakes. To make the road pat the phat foam with Flitter Glue and cover with the Mega Flakes.

And then, Believe in Magic!

Products I used:
Country House A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-SuttonSpirit of Christmas A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-SuttonJewel A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-SuttonSparkle and Glisten A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-SuttonUnicorn Sparkles - Magical glitter (60ml)IndigoBlu Slap It On - Super ThickIndigoblu FlitterGlu 50ml bottleIndigoblu Megaflake Autumn BlazeGeeSso Good! Gesso - White 120ml


  1. How wonderful Gio, I love this! Such a lovely story and Idea, and the colours are glorious! xx

  2. This is just stunning Gio <3 Elizabeth xxx

  3. This is incredible, Gio, I love that niche!

    Lucy x

  4. A brilliant idea and truly magical! Where do you get your unicorn dust?! 😉

  5. This is beautiful Gio, such a wonderful way to use the Country House stamp, it looks amazing here! x

  6. A magic work, made with your magic hands, Gio!! Love so much any little detail of this alterd book and such a clever idea put a bottle with sparkling unicorn powder in a golden niche!! :D It's a perfect touch in this fabulous scene!!

  7. awesome Gio - absolutely brilliant xx

  8. You did such a beautiful job with this spread, Gio! I love the niche and your gorgeous palette/texture. <3