Thursday, June 1, 2017

Altered Book Box

I've had this Book Box in my workshop for what seems like workshop is actually my garage and I happened to have the doors open when one of my neighbours walked by and said Hello, we ended up chatting for a while and I showed her where I crafted. My neighbour spotted the blank book box on the shelf and said her husband would love something like I offered to alter it for her...
I thought this would be a good project for Altered Eclectics where I am on the design team there.

I started by painting the box in black acrylic the mdf was such good quality it took 2 coats easily and covered so well.
I searched through my stash and found some really thick backing paper and lined the inside of the lid and the box.

Because the box was for an elderly gent, I wanted to keep it simple, no frills so to speak.  Again in my stash I found some more of the thick backing papers that I could use for the cover of the box and also some contrasting paper for the edges and spine.

Once every thing was dry I went along the edges with Black Soot distress ink...I then re-added the hinges.
I was at a point where the box looked suitable, but it still needed I added a metal embellishment that I had made gold using gilding wax...Finally I added the ribbon...I purposely didn't glue down the ribbon in case the gent didn't like it.
I am very pleased to say the box was well received and has been put to good use.

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chrissie said...

Stunning alteration so many wonderful and inspiring ideas on it

Love Chrissie xx

Sammy said...

Beautiful box, and I bet your neighbour loves it! Just love the papers you used, they work beautifully together and with the black! x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

absolutely stunning box and those papers are gorgeous - as always a stunning project xx

Jane Royston said...

Gorgeous box Sandie! The papers are lovely :) xx

Judy McKay said...

Stunning box Sandie. Lovely design. Judy