Remove the paper sleeves from all the hard cover books.
Paint the hard covers in Whispering Turquoise.
Paint the book spines in White Wash. Paint half of the front cover of the first book in White Wash as well.
Align the books so the spines are flush and lay the books down horizontally.
Begin to place pieces of tape along the book spines to block out the birch branches. Position some of the pieces of tape on a diagonal while others keep straight in varying widths.
Using a utility knife, cut the tape joining the books, taking care not to cut the hardcovers.
Separate the books keeping note of the order of the books.
Paint over the taped spines in Whispering Turquoise covering all white painted areas.
Peel away the painter’s tape.
Using a smaller flat brush, mix White Wash with a bit of Neutral Gray and apply it along the birch branches.
Using a fine tip paint brush, apply irregular neutral gray dashes along the lengths of each branch.
Using a fine tip paint brush, apply smaller irregular soft black dashes over top of the neutral gray marks.
Using a large flat brush, apply Duraclear Satin Varnish over top of the painted hard covers.