12th scale sets of books.
There are a total of 4 different sets of book Dipped in a brown wash Individual books singled out and painted in green , blue or redHighlights of gold Aging using raw umber. Waxeds:
- Set of four books
- Set of 4 tall books
- Set of 7 books
- Set of 9 books
The books are made from a high grade plaster and will be supplied unpainted ready for you to paint. They can be painted using many types of paint. The books in the photos were processed in the following way:
- Dip into a wash of paint and water/wood stain
- Individually paint colour onto each book (red, blue and green are traditional colours)
- Age with raw umber
- Gilt - you could brush gilt over the leave of the book and on the spine - this will highlight the detail.
You could of course finish them in many ways from pale cream washes through to highly detailed. However whatever way you paint them they are relatively quick to paint and make each set look different from other sets.
I really liked the idea of creating a book shelf with a hidden door...these books would allow you to create such a thing relatively cheaply and quickly.
The books are £2.50 per set but you could buy a group of 4 for £8.50 or a group of 16 (various designs) for £20.50