Painted Books

16 Aug

Ever notice that some books, especially older ones, are covered in canvas?  They are!  So we thought we’d try painting on a few book canvases.  It was fun.  And the books were free.  We picked them up at the end of a library sale.


Old Books

Acryllic Paint

Paint Brushes


1. Use a pencil to draw a design on the cover of the book you are going to paint.  (Pencil marks erased easily for us after painting was complete.)

2. Dip your paintbrush into paint and begin painting!

Mixing blue and white to make the color for the water was fun!

Try painting both covers for a longer picture, or a front side with a surprise back!

My mom painted this picture of my grandmom's cat.

Tip Junkie handmade projects

One Response to “Painted Books”

  1. Cameron March 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    what a great idea! I will definitely try this out – I have a ton of old books laying about 🙂

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