Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Current Altered Book Swap #3

Welcome everyone!

Time to catch up on my blog posts and altered book Club.  In case you thought you were going crazy
and missed a post(swap #2), let me set your mind at ease.  You didn't miss it -I did.  Totally forgot to take pictures-sigh.
So I will proceed to swap # 3.  For swap #3 I had Kelli's book of Magic. And what does every witch or wizard need to make Magic according to JK Rowling?   A wand of course.  So my offering for this swap was a travel wand practice kit suitable for the young witch or wizard, newly discovered witch or wizard, squibs and the feeble minded.   In Kelly's rather substantial book I was able to cut a niche large enough to insert my kit items and still have room for the remaining swap art for other members of the group. Its difficult to make it out above but my kit includes a door with hinges that you open. The black and silver frame around the door is a vintage picture frame matting .  The kit is personalized and inscribed with Kelli's initials at the bottom of the niche.
Here is the niche open:

The kit includes:

1: a small book of spells from the Standard Book of Spells grade one.  The spells included are
Lumos, and Wingardium Leviosa and a feather to practice levitation.

2. Olivander's Certificate of Authencity-This wand is elm wood with a magical core of Unicorn tail hair. (To read the certificate click on the picture to enlarge)
3. A sheet on proper wand technique highlighting the swish and flick method of wand waving. (again please click on the picture to enlarge and read the technique).
4. And of course last but not least one travel sized wand-designed especially for Kelli from polymer clay and painted with acrylic paints.
Fortunately I had just enough time to make wands for the entire group!  After allowing each wand to choose an ABC club member we concluded my presentation with a short class in the swish and flick method.  Yes right in the middle of Peet's coffee! Even though most of the Peet's patrons looked the other way we ABC members had a blast! 
See what you are missing by not coming to ABC night?!
In the next couple of days I will continue my posts and try to catch up with the current swap.  Until tomorrow-swish and flick!

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