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How to Make Faux Books - Part 3

In this part of the tutorial we paint the books.

 

 

 

Paint the tops

Paint the tops of the books white as you see here. Leave a little bit of unpainted area around the edges so we can paint the cover color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paint fronts black

Start by painting all the books black. This is a nice base coat that will protect the books and give the color a richness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paint the various colors

Then paint each book the color you prefer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted

They look good!

 

 

 

 

 

Add the letters and words

Now paint the titles and decorations on the spines of the books. You can use marker, paint pen, sharpie, or paint and brush. Have fun with this part of it. Think up creative titles!

Here we have some potion books and an alchemy book.

 

 

 

And what wizard's lair doesn't have books of spells and books about dragons?

The books are done

 

NextOkay, let's continue for some bonus materials, tips and more

 

 


 

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