You Can't Judge a Book by It's Cover!
Everyone has an old book lying around, right? We challenged our gals to find one and alter it anyway they wanted! Jaya, Kavitha, Stacey, and Ro all took on the challenge and created their very own versions. Now, these books are simply Prima Classics!
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"I had so much fun altering this book using the amazing supplies by Finnabair. The background has been done using Jade and Lemon Peel Impasto Paints. I added textures using scrap pieces of paper, Graphite texture paste, and some cheese cloth. Once everything was dry I added some highlights using the Art Alchemy Aged Brass Wax. I am absolutely loving the outcome! Definitely going to try making more projects using these wonderful Impasto paints...absolutely in love with them! " ~ Jaya
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"Altering books was so much fun! I wanted a colorful, yet vintage look and Art Alchemy Paints helped perfectly to achieve that. I have also used IOD molds, Mechanicals, and Waxes. To create the texture i used Graphite Texture Paste, and for a finishing touch i used Copper Micro Beads and Glitters which gave the perfect contrast." ~ Kavitha
Prima Products: Art Alchemy paints : Mermaid teal #964467 , Midnight sky #964450, Deep waters #963118 , Rich turquoise #963231, soft satin #964443, Art alchemy waxes : Fire ruby #964306 , Red amber #964313 , Vintage silk #964283 , Graphite texture paste #961497 , 3d matte gel #961398 , Heavy black gesso #961459
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"I had the most fun creating this altered book. It was my first time altering one. I picked up a 50c hard-covered book from the Op shop a few day ago. I used the Modeling Paste to harden the sides of the pages and started out with a little bit of Cherry Blossom paper. I just had to add the purple colour in there to give it more dimension, filled it up with gorgeous flowers, and some resin for a finishing shabby touch. I really love how this one turned out." ~ Stacey
Prima Products: #848392 12 x 12 Paper 'Cherry Blossom Garden' , #961374 Heavy Gesso White, #961350 Modeling Paste, #588809 Color Bloom 2 Pink Crocus, #964672 Mega Art Stones, #964474 Acrylic Paint Metallique Crocus Fields, #963613 Acrylic Paint Opal Magic Aqua Rose, #964443 Acrylic Paint Metallique Soft Satin, #961657 Glass Glitter Gold Rush,#963972 Metallique Wax Rose Gold, #597108 Heaven Sent 2 Flowers Ashby, #631178 Lavender Flowers Milane, #597276 Amelia Rose Flowers Write Me Soon, #597214 Amelia Rose Flowers Soft Memories, #892128 Square Frame Resin, #561697 Soprano Purple
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"Turn an old book into a beautiful diary. To decorate I used the collection Amelia Rose and a PTJ. The textures come alive with the colors of the Artisan Powder line." ~ Ro
Prima Products: #848262 Amelia Rose-12x12 Paper "Dotty", #848224 Amelia Rose-12x12 Paper "Good Luck", #596675 Amelia Rose - Chipboard Stickers, #596873 Amelia Rose-Puffy Stickers, #596774 Amelia Rose SIIC, #597252 Amelia Rose Flowers - Sweet Memory, #599775 PTJ Ephemera - Floral, #599966 PTJ Decorative Tape, #991678 Memory Hardware Artisan Podwer - Antoinette Pink, #992897 Memory Hardware Artisan Podwer - French Blue. #991682 Memory Hardware Artisan Podwer - French Sage, #991203 Memory Hardware Artisan Podwer - La Chapeliere, #992927 Memory Hardware Artisan Podwer - Marquise Blue, #961466 Art Basics Clear Gesso, #961374 Art Basics - Heavy Gesso White, #961350 Art Basics - Modeling Paste
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Aren't these fabulous? I am scouring my house for a book that the kids might not miss now to alter!!! We will have even more delightful projects coming up on MONDAY so stay tuned!