A Reader’s decorative books

Happy Sunday! How are things with you?

Myself, I have been busy weeding my yard and re-doing my flower beds. It definitely was time! After all of the rain we have been having this summer, my garden has gotten way out of control. I will be at it for the next little while but in the meantime I have some photos to share with you that one of my readers recently sent to me.

Denise wrote to me a couple of weeks ago letting me know that she used my DIY Decorative Books tutorial to make some books of her own. Really? Yeah!

Just from conversing with her by e-mail I could tell she was the nicest person!  I told her that I would love to see some photos of her books and would she mind sending some photos to me. She promptly replied with the message below:




I can’t believe what an amazing job she did on her books! They turned out so well, don’t you agree?

Denise used the script printouts from the tutorial along with a wonderful stencil and molding paste for the raised design on the front of her books.  As well, from her photo it looks as if she mixed in some metallic paint before covering the stencil with paste because of the great sheen that her raised stencils have but I will let her answer here in case I don’t have her technique exactly right.



As Denise had mentioned in her message above, she also made a lamp with another set of books that she did! Isn’t it a clever idea that she had? So cool!  I am in love with the stencil she used and I also love how she carried the stencil over to the spines of the books.




Thanks so much Denise for sharing your decorative books with us! You did such a wonderful job and you are an inspiration!


For those of you, including Denise, who decide to use one of my tutorials, I am truly honored that you have taken time out of your busy day to give my project a try. It totally makes my day to find out that you actually like what I have shown you enough to make you own!

So if you have used one of my tutorials, I would love it if you would send me a photo or two of your beautiful work and if you are ok with it, I would love to share your project with my readers as well.

You all are so creative and talented!


Enjoy the rest of your day!






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