Saturday, 4 October 2014

4 - Arachnophilia, for the LOVE of SPIDERS

Good Morning fellow Halloweeners.  Today I'll show you how I created these gorgeous Junque Journal Covers.  The only limitation is your imagination.

Material Used.
Old Sketchbook cardboard  back cover
Plastic Halloween toys (spider and a skeleton)
Black Tissue paper
Hot Glue & Gun
PVA Glue
Acrylic Paints in Black and Red
Treasure Gold (in Gold)

1. Draw a spiders web onto the cardboard.
2. Using hot glue trace over your pencil lines.
3. Attach spider with hot glue gun.

4. Tear up black tissue paper into small pieces, mine where roughly 1"x2".
5. Slap on lots of PVA glue and stick down lots of tissue paper.  Apply to front and back.
6.  Once dry, use the black and red acrylic paint to add colour to the tissue paper, colour both front and back.

7. Once dry highlight with Treasure Gold.

My finished front and back covers.

I am entering this into the  Frilly and Funkie Halloween challenge.

Googling "altered halloween book covers" will return a freaky selection of ideas, enjoy!

Lou x


  1. Super covers with great Halloween colours. Love how you created the dimension and appreciate the step by step. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  2. Now that's how to cover a book! LOVE the way you've used the hot glue gun to create the webs. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  3. fab textures on this ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x trace x