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Teacher reveals she PAINTS book covers to create faux designer titles to display at home - but avid readers say she should be 'sent to jail' for 'defacing' the original works

A primary school teacher has horrified social media users after revealing she paints book covers to create fake designer titles.  
Rose Kaylee, from Australia, posted a video of her creation on TikTok, and revealed she made it as a 'little project during coronavirus isolation' and was 'so happy with how they turned out'.
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 failed to impress book lovers on Twitter, who said she should be 'sent to jail' for 'defacing the original designs.   
TikTok creator paints over books and the internet explodes


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Rose Kaylee, from Australia, revealed she made the creation as a 'little project during coronavirus isolation' and that she was 'so happy with how they turned out
In the video, which has been viewed 350,000 times, Rose begins by adding black paint to a copy of The Talisman by Lynda La Plante
Rose Kaylee, from Australia, revealed she made the creation as a 'little project during coronavirus isolation' and that she was 'so happy with how they turned out'. In the video, which has been viewed 350,000 times Rose begins by adding black paint to a copy of The Talisman by Lynda La Plante (pictured left and right)
She then uses a hair dryer to speed up the setting process, before covering the book in a gloss vanish (pictured)
She then uses a hair dryer to speed up the setting process, before covering the book in a gloss vanish (pictured)
Giving it a shine! Rose added extra gloss to her creation by adding a varnish (pictured) ,which provoked outrage online
Rose is seen adding the varnish to her books in the controversial TIkTok video
Giving it a shine! Rose added extra gloss to her creation by giving it a coat of varnish (pictured), which provoked outrage online
In the video Rose begins by adding black paint to a copy of The Talisman by Lynda La Plante, before using a hair dryer to speed up the setting process, and covering the book in a gloss vanish.
Next, she covers a copy of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell in white paint, and adds the gloss. 
She then skips to the final result, where she shows the three books with designer logos on them, which she later reveals she made using stencils.

Rose places a candles on top of the three books that read: 'Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior'. 
After posting the books on TikTok, many questioned her choices and asked why she did it. 
'I’m sorry but this offends me so bad as a book lover' wrote one, while a second penned: 'Cover up books with shallow meaningless designer names...okay.'
Next, she covers a copy of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell in white paint, before again adding gloss
Next, she covers a copy of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell in white paint, before again adding gloss
Rose spreads out white paint across her book, which she later made into a faux Dior sign
Rose is pictured spreading the paint across the book
Rose spreads out white paint across her book, which she later made into a faux Dior sign (pictured left and right)
The final result is a stack of titles that look like designer coffee table books, pictured
The final 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 commented: 'Couldn't actually buy plain boxes and decorate them.'
A further added: 'I have never seen a TikTok that has made me seethe before. But you managed to do it, congrats.' 
The clip was then shared to Twitter by Ryan Hammond -a designer at HarperCollins Children’s Books - who joked she should go to jail.
'Help. Have just come across this horror on TikTok and had to share with all of you book people because a little bit of me died inside,' he penned.
In response, one person replied: 'ABSOLUTELY 100% NO,' while another commented: 'TF? Why not just paint any old boxes? Or make sleeves for the books. Or get those fake cardboard book boxes.'

After posting the books on TikTok, many questioned Rose's choices and asked why she did it (pictured)
After posting the books on TikTok, many questioned Rose's choices and asked why she did it (pictured)
The clip was then shared to Twitter by Ryan Hammond, a designer at HarperCollins Children¿s Books, who joked she should go to jail and dozens of others commented their disgust (pictured)
The clip was then shared to Twitter by Ryan Hammond, a designer at HarperCollins Children’s Books, who joked she should go to jail and dozens of others commented their disgust (pictured)
It even caught the eye of the UK editor of the Joanna Nell's novel, who added:' I am speechless! SO RUDE!' 
Following the backlash, Rose made another video where she said she needed to address it as 'it's ended up on Twitter with more than 10,000 comments and re-tweets'.
'Everyone is losing their minds that I painted over these book covers,' she can be heard saying. 'First of all, I picked up all these books for under $2 (£1).
'Second of all, the inside of the book is intact, I've not touched the inside at all. So if I do want to read them someday, I could.
'And finally, I bought these books with my money, I can do with them as I please. I think it's a little bit crazy that these book people are so b***hurt about this, just calm down. No one is ruining your books.'
Lady who made designer signs from books tells people to calm down


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Following the backlash, Rose made another video where she said she needed to address the response to her creation (pictured)
Following the backlash, Rose made another video where she said she needed to address the response to her creation (pictured)
'Everyone is losing their minds that I painted over these book covers' she explains in the video
Defending herself, Rose added: 'I bought these books with my money, I can do with them as I please. I think it's a little bit crazy that these book people are so b***hurt about this, just calm down. No one is ruining your books''
In the video, Rose explains: 'Everyone is losing their minds that I painted over these book covers. I bought these books with my money, I can do with them as I please. I think it's a little bit crazy that these book people are so b***hurt about this, just calm down. No one is ruining your books'

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