A primary school teacher horrified social media users after revealing that she paints book covers to create fake designer titles.
Rose Kaylee from Australia posted a video of her creation on TikTok, revealing that she made it as a “little project while isolating coronavirus” and “was so happy with how it went”.
In the video, which has been viewed 350,000 times, Rose shows how she uses layers of paint vinyl and designer stencils to create the illusion of high-end books.
However, the idea did not impress book lovers on Twitter, who said she should be “ sent to prison ” for daubing the original designs.
Rose Kaylee, from Australia, revealed that she created the creation as a “small project while isolating the coronavirus” and that she was “so happy with how it went”. In the video, which has been viewed 350,000 times, Rose begins adding black paint to a copy of Lynda La Plante’s The Talisman (shown left and right)
Then she uses a blow dryer to speed up the setup process before covering the book with a glossy disappearance (shown)
Give it a shine! Rose gave her creation extra shine by giving it a layer of varnish (photo), causing outrage online
In the video, Rose begins adding black paint to a copy of Lynda La Plante’s The Talisman, before using a blow dryer to speed up the setup process and the book covered in gloss disappears.
Then she covers a copy of Joanna Nell’s The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker in white paint and adds the shine.
Then she jumps to the end result, where she shows the three books with designer logos on them, which she later reveals with stencils.
Rose places a candle on top of the three books that read: “Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior.”
After posting the books on TikTok, many questioned her choices and why she did it.
“I’m sorry, but this offends me as much as a book lover,” one wrote, while a second wrote, “Cover books with superficial meaningless designer names … okay.”
Then she covers a copy of Joanna Nell’s The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker in white paint before adding shine again
Rose spreads white paint over her book, which she later made into a faux Dior board (shown left and right)
The end result is a stack of titles that look like designer coffee table books, pictured
A third wrote, “It’s impressive how you managed to use a useful book that someone else could read instead of a box,” while a fourth said, “Couldn’t buy regular boxes and decorate them.”
Furthermore, added, ‘I’ve never seen a TikTok show me before. But you did it, congratulations. ‘
The clip was then shared on Twitter by Ryan Hammond – a designer at HarperCollins Children’s Books – who joked she had to go to jail.
‘Help out. I just came across this horror on TikTok and had to share it with all of you book people because a small part of me died inside, ”he wrote.
In response, one person answered, “ABSOLUTELY 100% NO,” while another said, “TF? Why don’t you paint old boxes? Or make covers for the books. Or grab those fake cardboard book boxes. ‘
After posting the books on TikTok, many asked Rose’s choices and why she did it (photo)
The clip was then shared on Twitter by Ryan Hammond, a designer at HarperCollins Children’s Books, who joked she should go to jail and dozens of others commented on their disgust (photo)
It even caught the attention of the British editor of Joanna Nell’s novel, who added, ‘I’m speechless! SO RUDE!’
After the backlash, Rose made another video telling her to tackle it because “it ended up on Twitter with over 10,000 replies and re-tweets.”
“Everyone has gone mad that I painted over these book covers,” it sounds. First of all, I picked up all of these books for under $ 2 (£ 1).
Second, the inside of the book is intact, I haven’t touched the inside at all. So if I want to read them one day, I could.
And finally I bought these books with my money, I can do them what I want. I think it’s kind of crazy that these book people are so damn hurt, just calm down. Nobody messes up your books. ‘
After the backlash, Rose made another video saying she should discuss the answer to her creation (photo)
In the video, Rose explains, “Everyone has gone mad that I painted over these book covers. I bought these books with my money, I can do what I want with them. I think it’s kind of crazy that these book people are so damn hurt, just calm down. Nobody ruins your books’