Friday, February 1, 2019

Small Business Spotlight - Tinted Prose (Custom Painted Books)

Alright y'all, it's time for another SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT!

This is the feature where I introduce you to wonderful people who make extraordinary items, and also act as your enabler. Yup, I don't have any regrets. I'm glad I get you to buy these items. Think of all the love put into every single one!

Open that wallet.

Let's get started.
Today's spotlight is on Tinted Prose, run by one of my best bookstagram friends!

Do you love books with gilded edges? Oh, friends, this shop takes that to the next level.

Get ready for some painted books that will make your head spin, because that's what you'll find inside of this wonderful shop.

Sam, the purveyor of these goods, restocks the shop periodically and also happily takes custom orders! Whether you want something elegant, or simply a single color edge, she's got you covered. Either way, you'll have a one of a kind book that is all your own!

I've done enough gushing though, so I'll let her tell you all about her work, in her own words.


Tinted Prose is an Etsy shop featuring books with painted pages.

I fell in love with spray painted pages thanks to books like Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. I found myself thinking a lot about the color that would best suit a book as I was reading it, or other details about the book that would look nice on the pages. I was especially taken with the idea of painting space on my Science Fiction books. After watching a few how to videos, I made my book press and started painting! 

The first attempt was...not perfect, but I kept trying and I found new methods that worked for me. The shop’s stock is ever changing, but you can custom order any book any time. I offer standard base coat only paint jobs for $10 per book, and more details customizations are $25. 

I love doing custom work for so many reasons. I get to work on books that people love, I get to paint books I may never have painted otherwise, and it means I won’t paint the same book often. I’m hoping to do more custom work as time goes by. It’s difficult for me to keep lots of finished books in stock due to space constraints, so custom orders are my preference! 

If you have questions on the process, or want to set up a custom order, you can contact me on Etsy, or Instagram.


Go visit her, and get your custom book on!


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