I have had some inquiries about my Bejeweled book cover. Here is what I did:
The book I am altering has an old-fashioned cloth over bookboard cover. I painted the front cover with Golden’s Crackle Paste and left to dry. I then spritzed with water, and dropped a variety of Golden’s fluid acrylic onto it, brushing here and there to blend. When dry I spritzed again and put down some more colours. I then dribbled Golden’s Clear Tar Gel around the perimeter of the cover, let dry, then rubbed more paints on it with a sponge. I highlighted some areas with metallic rub-on creams.
The ‘jewels’ are curtain tiebacks.
Thanks so much for your interest, and the lovely comments you sent me.