DIY Herbology Book
Professor Sprout would be so proud.
- I started with a drawing of mandrake. I twisted paper in the general shape I was looking for, and brushed modge podge onto the ends to help hold them in their shape.
- I had to do some of the parts separately and attach them.
- Eventually, after much patience and absolutely no cursing at all (okay, maybe a couple of well-placed 'fucks'), it comes together! At this point, it is ready to mount to the book.
- I'm using an Artist Loft journal from Michaels.
- To get the texture on the cover, I modge podged it, and then covered it in aluminum foil, I crumpled the foil a little first, to get that weathered, old leather look. You can repeat this step to get the look that you're going for.
- Then, it's time to attach our mandrake with hot glue. As you can see, I added some cute little leaves to the top of my mandrake.
- After the mandrake was attached, I applied an additional coat of modge podge to essentially seal everything in place. Remember kids: More Modge Podge = More Texture!
- To create the text on the spine, I used little sticks, leaves, and dried seed pods I found outside my apartment.
- Guess what I attached it with? That's right, Modge Podge.
Took a quick smoke break while everything dried. Also, crafts are just more fun baked!
Ta Da! Now go fill it with some spells.