Supplies I Used
- 3 books
- I used the following Dixie Belle Paint: Daisy, Midnight Sky and Fluff
- Dixie Belle White Wax to seal
- IOD Stamps: Queen Bee & Pastoral Toile
- Hobby Lobby Stamp: Faded Text Background Rubber Stamp
- 220 Grit Sandblock
- Large paper plate or a flat surface to pour a small amount of paint on.
- Paint Roller
- Black jute rope
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Let’s Get Started!
When painting books, I like to use the books I have on hand.
You can find your books at thrift stores, garage sales, and some libraries even have a free table.
I have a pretty good collection of books on hand and since painting a few sets, I’ve found they are still readable when I’m done!
Painting Book Pages
Yes, I’ve started painting the pages too!
When I paint the pages of my books, I simply hold my book shut in my left (non-dominant hand) and paint one coat of paint over the pages.
Once this is dry, I start fanning the book and carefully separating the pages that are still together.
Painting Book Covers
Once my pages were dry, I then started painting the book covers.
For this set, I used Dixie Belle’s Daisy.
Since the cover of my book covers are pretty dark, I ended up painting two coats over my book covers.
If I wanted a more rustic look, one coat would have been just fine!
Once the paint was dry, I used my 220 grit sand blog and lightly sanded the covers and the book pages and then wiped the dust away with a lint free cloth.
It’s as easy as that!
Stamping my Painted Books with IOD Stamps
Recently, I purchased Queen Bee IOD stamps.
I found out, it’s very important before using new stamps to lightly scuff them with fine grit of 220 grit sandpaper before using.
This will help prepare the surface to hold the paint or ink medium for stamping.
What I found that works for me for stamping, is having a flat surface to have my paint I want to use and a paint roller.
I prime my roller with my paint color of choice and then roll the paint on my stamp.
Once the paint is applied to my stamp, I can then apply the stamp to my project.
Simply press your stamp straight down on your project and lift your stamp straight up.
This will provide a clearer image.
If your stamp moves to the side at all, it will smudge the paint a little.
Embellishing my Painted Books
For my book set, I decide to use Dixie Belle’s fluff with a Hobby Lobby “Faded Rustic” Rubber stamp.
I found this stamp in the ink/stamping section at Hobby Lobby.
I’ve used it twice now for paint.
Once I was done, I used a toothbrush with soap and water to clean the stamp side making sure to not leave my stamp soaking in water since part of this piece is attached to wood.
So far, she’s holding up just fine!
Once this layer was dry, I used DIxie Belle’s Midnight Sky and two of my IOD stamp collections, Queen Bee and Pastoral Toile.
Once I found the layout I wanted, I prepped my stamps and applied them to my book stack.
Sealing my Painted Books
Once my books were dry, I used Dixie Belle’s white wax to seal my book set.
I love how white wax tones colors down a little, plus the wax give my chalk mineral painted products a buttery soft feel!
Once that was done, I wrapped black jute rope around my book.
That is it!
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