How to Paint a Book

This is so easy and so cute! You can do any design and this is just a really fun project.

How to Paint a Book
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Front off old book

Front off old book

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Back of old book

Back of old book

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Mix water and Elmer's glue to the consistency of thick milk.

Mix water and Elmer's glue to the consistency of thick milk.

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Mark the center of your book and then flip to the back. Start gluing every 2-3 paged, Cake It On!

Mark the center of your book and then flip to the back. Start gluing every 2-3 paged, Cake It On!

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Make sure to go over corners.

Make sure to go over corners.

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Then put one on top.

Then put one on top.

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Then, stack a few heavy things on top  for a day if not longer. (I may have gone a little over board...)

Then, stack a few heavy things on top for a day if not longer. (I may have gone a little over board...)

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Now, take an exacto knife or box cutter and cut down the center. You may need to do a little re-gluing after this.

Now, take an exacto knife or box cutter and cut down the center. You may need to do a little re-gluing after this.

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Trace the book and cut two pieces for the book. Make sure to cut a thin piece for the binding.

Trace the book and cut two pieces for the book. Make sure to cut a thin piece for the binding.

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Now paint the Gesso primer onto the book and let dry.

Now paint the Gesso primer onto the book and let dry.

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Gather your colors.

Gather your colors.

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Sand

Sand

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Mermaid's skin

Mermaid's skin

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Sketch out your design and then do the background.

Sketch out your design and then do the background.

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Use a paint pen for the words, it will be easier.

Use a paint pen for the words, it will be easier.

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And WALA!

And WALA!

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I hope that this was fun and inspiring. Good luck should you try this project! And don't forget, Always be yourself, unless you can be a Mermaid, then Always be a Mermaid!!

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