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By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
This mysterious book of potions is no mystery to make using Mod Podge and quirky paper print-outs.
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Skill Level: Expert


FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set
Item #50603E
The soft grip brushes were designed with base coating, detail painting and corner detailing in mind. The non-slip, ergonomic rubber grip is ideal for comfort & control.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Old book
Craft knife
Old belt with buckle
Coordinating papers
Hot glue gun
Hot glue
Straight edge ruler
Laser photocopies


  1. Basecoat the inside and outside cover of the book Licorice. Allow to dry. Determine the opening on the front of your book. Mark with the pencil and ruler.
  2. Cut out the opening with a craft knife and the straight edged ruler. Once you get though the cover, use the opening as a template and trace onto the first page.
  3. Open up cover and begin cutting through several pages at a time with the craft knife and the straight-edged ruler. Continue the process until you are good about the depth of your opening.
  4. Open pages to the first page that was not cut. Mod Podge a pattern paper to it.
  5. Trace the book onto the back of coordinating paper and cut out. Cut the opening out of the paper that matches the book opening.
  6. Mod Podge paper to the front of the book.
  7. Measure the book’s depth. Cut the belt along with the buckle so that it goes from the front of the book to the back. Leave enough length on the belt on both ends to glue to the front and back of book. Glue in place with hot glue.
  8. Add whatever details you’d like inside the opening such as an object, picture in a small frame, or a mirror; the ideas are endless!
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