Monday, March 28, 2016

Altered Bible Cover by Lynne

Hello crafty friends. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Although I actually didn't create this project with Easter in mind, I thought it would be especially appropriate to post around this time.

Bible art journaling is a fairly new and popular creative outlet and I recently purchased this lovely interleaved Bible for that purpose....interleaved means that there is a blank page next to every printed page for art, notes, or decorative lettering.. The cover looked like this:

I started with one of the beautiful Gothic crosses as the focal point and used flowers and a dragonfly from the spring shape set as well as some flowers, buttons, and metal bits from my stash.
I dry-embossed the cross with a damask embossing folder to add interest and texture. After attaching all the items where I wanted them, I stenciled with some texture paste, then painted over the whole surface with tan acrylic paint as close as possible to the original cover. I added colour and shimmer with a variety of spray mists.

I love my new cover and I'm enjoying the chance to illustrate my favorite verses. Keep Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts in mind for altering a variety of surfaces!

Gypsy Soul Items Used

Other Items Used
Recollections Bohemian mists
Dylusions mists
Heidi Swapp mists
adhesive pearls

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