Experiments on a vintage book

We spent a lovely day in Hay-on-Wye yesterday, digging around the second hand bookshops. For some reason, we never go to Hay in warm weather so once again we had fun dashing from shop to shop and warming ourselves with hot chocolate!

I was particularly looking for inexpensive books to alter so I was really pleased to find some extremely cheap music books in an outside ‘honesty’ bookshop in the castle grounds:

At first they seemed extremely damp and unloved but once they’d dried out they were great!!

I also picked up some old novels and tonight made some early experiments in painting directly onto some loose pages:

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