I purchased some hard bound books some time ago with the intention of using the pages in some projects. When I went to use them, my mind went in a total different direction. Maybe it was because my hand has been missing my paint brush, but I had this idea to paint them.
I pulled out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (which I love) in Old White and went to work. I painted two coats on each book then distressed them with fine grit sandpaper.
I brushed on an antiquing glaze that I quickly brushed off with a damp rag making sure to leave some streaks behind. I then used a small brush to “flick” the glaze to create some paint splatters.
I glazed the edges of the pages as well. I then stacked three of them and tied them with some twine. They look perfect of my side table.
I had a fourth book and stenciled a damask design with the same glaze I used to antique the book. After the design was dry, I lightly sanded it with very fine sandpaper. I LOVE the way it turned out!
I made a tag with Papertrey’s Fall Elegance stamp set and tied it to some twine I wrapped around the book. It looks lovely on a stand with my fall décor.
So that is what has been happening on my side of the blogosphere. Oh, I did get to attend an Adobe Creative Suite workshop with my hubby on Friday. That was fun and I learned so much. I was on information overload when I walked out of there. I am so looking forward to attending the Photoshop workshop next month. So excited about that!!!!
My kids had fun playing in the snow this past weekend and I enjoyed the down time. Doesn’t that snowman look so out of place on the green grass with the green tree in the background? So funny!
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