How to Age Books

It’s not hard to find free or deeply discounted used books.  They aren’t necessarily books you’d like to read…but Emily of Namely Originals has a great idea for fixing up those books to use in vignettes where an old book might come in handy.

Namely Original book before

Emily has figured out to make newer books, like this medical dictionary, look like they travelled across the Atlantic with your great-great-grandmother and have been passed down through the generations.  Using a combination of paint and techniques, Emily adds personality and history to the “junk” books that she finds.  This is a great idea to keep in your files for Halloween decor!

Namely Original book after

You can learn more about Emily’s faux aging techniques at Namely Originals.