Just a quick post because I wanted to share today’s project.
I worked on some more of the painted and stenciled books and I’m tickled pink with how they turned out.
These are just random hard cover books painted black (with Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Typewriter), then stenciled in a very pale grey. I sanded them slightly, and this time I added some hemp oil to seal the finish.
If this were summer, I could find piles and piles of hardcover books for $1 each. But in the dead of winter, I am finding it difficult to get my hands on lots of books at a reasonable price. I tried craigslist and found a set of 1956 encyclopedias for $35, but the seller hasn’t responded to my inquiry. I’ve checked a local thrift store, and they are charging $5 each!
If anyone has any good ideas for me, keeping in mind I don’t want to spend more than around $1 each, I’m all ears.