Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Altered Box

I needed to make a gift for my friend and fellow demo who went to convention and brought me back some goodies, since I couldn't go. I wanted to make her something that she could put some of her childrens pictures in as a keepsake. Even though I don't have any of the new designer papers, I thought the Bali breeze papers made a good color combo for the fold out accordian book and box. I painted the paper mache box with luna lights teal paint, then covered the outside with the white, teal, apriot, and rose designed paper. Inside I just covered the top panel and the bottom panel. The book folds up nicely and fits in the box leaving room for any small treasures she may want to store there. The book is all attached with a continuous length of rose ribbon. The box will also tie shut with the same ribbon.

Below are some pictures of what your work space looks like when trying to put together something that you "have in your head", and are trying to get it all "on paper".. or "in paper" as this was the case.

I've shown both sides of the fold up pages.. front is embellished a bit and the reverse is all in the rose dp with some stamping. It's not finished as you can see all the "other" embellishments I have to cut out and figure out how to fit them all into the puzzle. I will post the finished box.

The pic to the left is the inside of hte box showing how the booklet folds up, leaving a tail of ribbon to pull the booklet out.

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