35 Ways To Fix Stinky Grimoire Pages

Updated: Feb 11


So we've made something ugly and we hate it.

And that's GREAT.

If we're making mistakes, it means we're making.

Most people don't get that far. Be proud of yourself, moon baby.

Art witchery and grimoire keeping thrive on experimentation.

And sometimes... experiments don't turn out the way we hoped.


Now what?

We have options:

A) Tear that shit out. It's your book, witch!

B) Allow it to endure as a testament to your growth.

C) Push it to the next level with a bold revision.


Play transforms Everything.

Let's explore ways to transform those underwhelming entries into your new favorite pages.

If It Feels Boring:

Stencil over a portion of the composition

Splatter paint and trace around it

Flip the page upside down and write on it

Add an eye

Experiment with cropping the page

Burn a hole in it

Bring in black and white stripes

Stipple lots of little dots to add movement

Add a speech bubble

Paste in an element upside-down

Add diagonal lines to activate a static composition

Draw with white chalk, marker or paint

If It Feels Muddy:

Introduce a bold contrasting color

Add breathing room with white space

Collage in an “active” word to add energy

Paint part of the page black

Outline one element


If It Feels Unfinished:

Create a frame

Draw a pattern over a portion of the page

Add a boarder

Introduce a tiny detail

Paste an element in the foreground

Transfer a xerox image on top

If It Feels Wrong & It's Time to Start Over:

Leave it be. You might just need a break!

Cut the page in half lengthwise

Spill water, coffee or tea on the page

Paste in a photograph

Cut windows to reveal the page behind it

Trace your hand and fill in with a pattern

Mask with tape, paint over and remove tape

Sew with a needle and thread over a portion of the image

Relax your vision and see if an image presents itself

Mod podge tissue paper all over the page

Cover it with stickers

Use a brayer to roll paint over the page

Apply a heavy drippy layer of spray paint

Squish paint with a pallet knife or old credit card



Experimentation and revision infuse our work with vital magick. Have the confidence to re-vision your work, Moon Baby, and you'll push your grimoire, and your art magick practice, to the Next Level.

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Molly is an Art Witch, teacher and Beauty Seeker dedicated to helping you live your most magickal life. Play along and learn more here.

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