We all love to pin. Isn’t it fun to bring them to life? This month, I chose to create a craft using books. Angie from the blog, Knick of Time is my inspiration. She found some old books and decided to add a little character. I wanted to figure out how to give a plain book charm.I wanted to figure out how to give a plain book charm.Click To Tweet
Welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. I can’t believe it is already that time of the month for the Pinterest Challenge. Some of my past projects include a delicious chicken slider, painted jars, and a windmill.
I have a load of books. And I love to read. To tell you the truth I have a very hard time defacing a book. I held my breath and jumped into this project. These are older books. Some are falling apart. I use my books as decoration props and I thought why not go for it.
Using white paint already mixed with Poppies Furniture Paint Powder I painted the book covers. This is a fun project. I painted 6 books!
The books Angie used have raised edges. Sanding gives the book interest. My books are plain. I had to create character and charm.
And I really think I did. Sorting through my stencil collection I found a few I liked. They had to have a design that can be position along the spine of the book. I was afraid the paint would seep under the stencil. Use a pencil to trace the stencil. Fill in the design using a gold paint pen. Sanding my book like Angie didn’t work. You can wax them without sanding. I did four books like this.
I painted one book and waxed with clear wax. It got a final coat of with dark wax,
I painted one book with a cream color paint. After the paint dried I went back over it with the crackle medium. The final coat of paint is white. To make the crackle stand out I went back over it with gold wax.
This is really a fun project. Warning how to give a plain book charm can be addictive! Are you looking around the house for some books to paint? Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what pins my blogger friends have brought to life this month. You will be inspired!
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Crackle(I used a different product but it is no longer available. I have used this and it works very well)
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Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Lauren – Mom Home Guide
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Marie – DIY Adulation • Julie – Sum of their Stories
Marie – The Inspiration Vault • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Pili – My Sweet Things • Debra – Shoppe No. 5
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Lisa – Blogghetti • Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Rebecca – Hello Central Avenue • Sam – Raggedy Bits
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Tyler – Just Enough Blush
Kristie – Teadoddles • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Kelli – The Olympic Nest • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed • Ola – J’adore Le Decor
Rebecca – Simple Practical Beautiful • Gwen – Geez, Gwen!
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Megan – C’mon Get Crafty • Micah – Home Faith Family
Chelc – Inside The Fox Den