Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Book of Secrets

I love learning new techniques.  I was so excited in January to take an online workshop Book Of Secrets from Andy Skinner.  This man is amazing.  In preparation, I purchased all my paints, supplies, and box.  Then I got really sick during the time of the workshop and didn't make the box.  I saved the directions and there it sat staring at me for the last six months.  Finally, I decided I was going to do it - with my own spin of course.  I don't like to do an exact copy of someone else's work.  Must put my own spin on it.

As I started doing the box, the techniques were much easier than I thought and I just love the results.  I am kicking myself for waiting so long to try this.

Top/Front of the book box

 Spine - I decided to do my own technique for the spine and I love the texture on it.
 Back/Bottom of the box
Inside of the box  
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  1. Did you make the book itself or buy it? I've seen the unfinished wood ones at ACMoore's with the "binding" that opens like a drawer. It came out great!

  2. Thanks. It was a unfinished wood box that I had purchased online.

  3. I came across his website the other day! He does some awesome work! I wanted to take the online class but wasn't sure what it was going to be like. So cool to see the work of someone that took it :)

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  5. I really like this book you did a great job.

    I'll have to type my name until I figure out how to get it done automatically.

    Debbie (Beanies Mom)

  6. love your book. steampunk style