my hand-painted books

consider these pieces a special, perhaps quirky, edition to my available fine art works.

i most prefer cotton rag when painting with watercolours- but, there’s no way i was going to teach myself how to paint & not decorate the edges of harry potter books…

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i’m an early 90’s baby that grew up at hogwarts- waiting outside QBD books for J.K.’s next piece of magic. so naturally i now have a big hp size hole in my heart & I’m going to fill it with painted novels ♡

& i still read the whole series every year.

is it really all watercolour?

Pretty much! Usually I will add a bit of gouache at the end for the highlights & final details

does the paint seep onto the pages?

Nope 🙂 I haven’t had it happen yet. Before I start painting I clamp down the pages in my book press tight enough the make sure they stay safe.

will the paint fade, smudge or rub off, over-time?

I spray the finished paintings with a fixative & light varnish, so it shouldn’t. Nevertheless, I’d still do my best to minimise handling & sun exposure.

how to best care for this collectors item-

I recommend keeping your book as a display-only item- keep in somewhere safe from dust & out of direct sunlight. Something like a display case is ideal. Cotton gloves should be worn whenever handling. If you like, you can spray with a very light varnish every few years- be sure to read the instructs of the varnish you’re using. 

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