I’ve seen them, I’ve bought them, but never tried to create them myself. I want more to display on a shelf…So when I was at the thrift store recently, I found myself wondering the book section thinking that maybe I could ‘try’! Thinking of what I would want the top book to say, I chose these titles ~ “The Known World”, “Lucky”, “The Reader” and my favorite title, “Restoration”. $4. is what I paid for the lot.
I ripped off the covers of the books and this is what they looked like…not quite what I had in mind that they should look like…they just look to new.
Now don’t laugh…but I decided to throw them in the dryer with a bit of steam going at the same time to see what that would do. All that really happened was some of the pages bent.
Then I tried dipping them in water mixed with water based dark stain. I love the fact that I have a gravel area where I can set things to dry and not worry about staining anything. None the less, this was not my brightest idea, because not only did it take a couple of days to dry ~ they stunk too!
Reasons like this craft project, are reasons why I am afraid to ‘try’ because it is proof that sometimes we fail ~ I did make the best of it and once I wrapped twine around the books and put them on display, but result is still not what I’d hoped for.
Appreciate any feedback that I might do differently, should I chose to ‘try’ again!
To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie