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Altered Book Cover – Nurture Your Soul

Altered art is a very popular form of mixed media art. Most of the time is to make one thing into another but … what if you want to alter something you have and maintain its purpose? Tonya Trantham alters a cover one of her pocket Bibles to give it a new, refreshed look and make it more friendly to the eye than its original red cover.

Let’s see what you can do using just a couple of Tattered Angels Paints and 7gypsies papers

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

‘Have you ever received or have something laying around the house that wasn’t a color that you were crazy about? Well, I have several of these little Bibles laying around the house from when my son and step-daughters were in school. Some in bright red and some in camouflage…not colors that I want to be toting around…’ – shares her motivation behind the project Tonya.

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

Tonya used the following:
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in Aqua

Tattered Angels Plain Jane Simply Sheer Soft Peach
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: BronzeWedding PinkBahama Blue 
7 Gypsies: Architextures 8″x8″ Paper Pad
7 Gypsies: Mixed Media Origins- Wings
Canvas Corp: Garden Sayings on Ivory Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry Glue
Button, Flat Back Pearl, Stickles
Paint Brush, Scissors, Paper Cutter
Flower Punch, Leaves Punch

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

I decided I would try the High Impact Paint in Aqua and change up this little red Bible into something more my style. High Impact Paint covers practically any type of surface which is perfect for what I have in mind.

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

After making sure the cover was clean, I painted the cover and the inside edges.

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

It took several coats of paint before it was completely covered.

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

I fussy cut two frames from the Architextures 8″x8″ Paper Pad and adhered to the cover.

I added Stickles to the larger frame and fussy cut the butterfly image from the Mix Media Origins – Wings. I sprayed a palette with the following Tattered Angels Mists: Soft Peach, Bronze, Wedding Pink and Bahama Blue, added a little water to each color and painted onto the butterfly. Once dry, I adhered on top of the frame, cut the “Nurture Your Soul” verbiage from the Garden Sayings on Ivory Cardstock and added. I finished off the cover with punched flowers and leaves from the Architextures 8″x8″ Paper Pad.

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

Since the inside cover had been scribbled on, I covered it with paper from the same collection.

altered book cover tattered angels 7gypsies

Isn’t it a beautiful way of altering a Bible cover? Stylish and delicate, just as it should be.

See more of Tonya’s work on her blog and Instagram.

Have a great day!



I am a mixed media crafter with passion for layers and textures. Architextures are my new love and I can feel the relationship going from strength to strength in the foreseeable future. I have worked with CCB since January 2017 and it felt like home straight away. The team is amazing and the crafting products are even better, which makes it perfect combination and an amazing place to be.


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  1. September 19, 2017 @ 10:29 am Linda Simpson

    Beautiful!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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