Monday, June 30, 2014

Altered Potion Books

 We recently had a class where the attendees made a very special book to store secret potions or other hidden treasures.
Trimming out the inside of the book and removing a large portion of the pages, (and not getting too distracted from reading the book) was the real challenge of the class and the most time consuming part of this craft. It was crucial to reach the appropriate depth to store your potion bottles.

Next came decorating the inside and outside of the book with various papers, ribbons, baubles, and embellishments.

Ribbons were used to tie the book shut.  Balsa wood helped to create a shelf and strengthen the inner secret compartment.

Our talented instructor for this fun evening was our neighbor Patti Van Brederode.  Thanks Patti!


Marilyn said...

I love altered books, but it would be hard to cut it up. I have seen them before and have been fascinated. What a fun class, this is one I would love taking for sure.

Angela McRae said...

Now that looks like a project I would have enjoyed!