I had an idea to paint the cover and back of a hardcover journal as Christmas present for my girlfriend. She likes to write allot so a custom journal would be just the right thing. The problem is that I don’t know what kind of paints I should use. I was thinking acrylics; I've never used oils so I don't know if that would be a better choice.
The issue being I don’t want the paints to not adhere to the book and then just chip off. It needs to be covered in some kind of finisher that would protect it from daily life. I was thinking that I would have to put a primer on first to create a paintable surface, paint, and than clear coat it for protection.
Could anyone help me out here?