Sometimes I’ll use gesso (gesso is pictured further along in the post) to paint over some letters to decorate the cover as well…..
…and cover the pages to make them opaque white. This prepares the surfaces for paint or other mediums.
If you are renovating a home, building a home or just renovating a room….. before the drywall goes up…… TAKE PHOTOS of what is behind your walls! My framer told me to do this and I can’t even tell you what a lifesaver it has been! I’ve been have this musty smell come out of a few of the light switches and under the bar sink in the kitchen. By posting my question and the photo below on a DIY website, a plumber was able to help me pinpoint what was wrong without me having to tear out all the cabinets!
My friend Shari (see Happy Chickadee) and I were discussing fabric the other day and my “made-up” advice was that if you coordinate a bunch of fabrics that don’t match, sometimes it works, because it looks intentional.