Today I'd like to share how to easily change the cover of a dummy book! You can find this post on the The Crafter's Workshop blog, too!
This is how it turned out:
A step by step tutorial:
Start by sanding the cover really well to get rid of the gloss, and so the gesso in the next step will have some grip to it .
Paint the cover with white gesso, front and back! Leave to dry...
Paint the cover with brown acrylic paint... it doesn't have to be all covered,
a distressed feel to it is OK. Leave to dry.
Paint the cover with (quick) crackle medium. Leave to dry.
Paint the cover with white acrylic paint, it will immediately start to crack, so add your paint in one streak, don't go over the same spot twice. It doesn't matter if the paint doesn't get on evenly, it adds to the distressed feel of it!
Leave to dry...
Spray some color onto the book. I used a custom made pearl spray. Leave to dry.