The theme for my 2010 display is Edgar Allan Poe. I wanted to include vintage books in my display, however didn't have the budget or the resources for actual old, leather books. So I went to the used book store and as luck would have it, they were thinning their stock. So for the price of just one nice used Poe compendium, I got two big boxes of hardbound books they were going to toss!
However they were bright and shiny all taken care of in their dust jackets. So I ripped off the jackets and set about aging them in tea. I brewed a very large and strong batch of tea and let it cool. Then I immersed them each for a minute or two.
Then I took a scrub sponge and went up and down the spines to dull or remove the lettering.
Finally I put them out to dry.
2nd project done for my vignette! Stay tuned for more Dark Autumn ideas...
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