Something wicked comes this way

Steampunk Spells Altered Book Cover 
Here's my first altered project made from an MDF hinged book and the new Steampunk Spells papers by Graphic 45.  It's well travelled and recently went up to see Tom and Susan in Stockton on Tees, it was nearly booknapped by the lovely Mr Splodgeaway for the top shelf in Susans shop.  

I used black acrylic pain and a glimmer mist on the base of the book, and Kaisercraft Teracotta paint on the door plate and key hole.  When it had dried  I dry brushed the pieces with black acrylic paint and then sealed them with Matte Medium.  I'm still thinking about making something to go inside :-) For more info on how I put it together just click the link below to the project video

Happy crafting everyone


  1. This is an amazing book box Clare! Very inspiring!

  2. Hi Clare, It's no wonder that Tom wanted to 'booknap' this project, it is, as always, stunning !! I love this Steampunk Spells collection, but then again I love ALL Graphic 45 collections ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Wooww!! It's beautiful, I watched the video, thanks.

  4. Clare I think anyone would like to booknap this beautiful piece of work of art, you are so talented I am certainly going to give this a try, Thank You

  5. Your work is so classy and well finished.
    It's beautiful.
    Not surprised someone tried to ferret it away.
    Angela x

  6. Beautiful!!! Kiss from Spain

  7. Clare please can you help, not sure what you mean by Matte Medium you were talking about the door knob after you had painted and dry brush it to protect it, I have Gel Matte Medium is that one of the same? I use mine to add the Acrilic paint to alter the texture You also mention Tag Album does that refer to a previous album you have made. You mentioned when you were talking about the inside.

    Thank You

  8. what a spookalicious project Clare love the hardware