DIY Just Add Magic Cookbook cover

DIY Just Add Magic Cookbook cover

Just Add Magic

My daughter enjoyed watching Just Add Magic episode from Amazon prime video. A story about three girls who finds a cookbook which has magic recipe and how they use the recipe to cure one of the girls grandma who is currently under a throwback spell.

She binge watches the episode and raves about the cookbook and it’s ingredients. So, I decided to change her cookbook cover to Just Add Magic cookbook cover.

Mixed Media

As I am so addicted to Mixed Media currently, I thought of taking this as a mixed media project.


DIY cookbook using mixed media technique

I mixed black heavy gesso , clear gesso of Finnabair Mixed Media with copper powder(fevicryl) and brown acrylic paint. I applied a coat of this mixture and let it to dry. Once it dried completely, I used a sponge and applied brown acrylic paint and copper powder. I used the same sponge to apply black colour randomly to give the old effect.

I used a stencil and applied black gesso for borders, while it was drying I sketched the rose character from the Just Add Magic serial. A character in season 2, who will be in the cookbook.

We took old craft knife and raided our kitchen for old spoon and fork. My daughter helped me in spraying gold acrylic paint. Once the gesso was dried, I added gold border, applied gold paint for the design.

To give the old book effect, we tore few art paper and pasted on the sides. My daughter doodled few images, added magic spell names in the pages. Voila, a beautiful Just add magic cookbook.

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