Altered book box

Hi everyone! I'm very pleased with this project I'm about to share with you. It turned out so beautiful (this is mainly because of the papers I used). I've made a lot of photo's so you can see the total project.

It all started with this ugly book box I bought at a Dutch store called Kruidvat. I already knew that I wanted to alter it.

First I covered the entire book box with 2 layers of gesso. Then I cut the 12x12 Birdsong papers from Mintay papers to size.
I covered the outside, inside and sides of the book box with the papers from the set. I LOVE these papers, they are really beautiful.

Before gluing on the first paper layer I adhered the white laces so the book can be closed.
I made a panel with the wood planks paper and glued one of the inlay cards behind it.

The inside is kept simple with a little birdsnest, some branches, moss and feathers. The gorgeous papers are pretty enough.

Then it was time to decorate the front of the book box.
I used all kinds of materials from my stash; laces, ribbon, chord, paper flowers, resin frames, feathers, sissal and skeleton leaves. The big daisy flowers are from Lemoncraft.

I also included cut outs from the paper set and two butterflies.

This book box has a real spring feel.
It was my first big altering project and I had fun making it. I hope you like it to.

I would like to enter this altered book box in these challenges:
My inspiration came from the colors, the springtheme and the flowers in the lower left corner.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Thanks for any comments!

Hugs, Henriette.


Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I absolutely love this! Such gorgeous papers and you embellished and designed perfectly. Hugs, Autumn

Eulanda said...

WOW!! This is just gorgeous and I love that there's so much to look at!! Thanks so much for joining us at Noor! Design UK for our spring challenge. Hugs!

Olika said...

Fantastic! Live it! You made a wonderful thing!Thanks for creating with SSC .

Кукурузка said...

Очень люблю перевоплощения не совсем симпатичных вещиц в красивые, у Вас получилось прекрасно! Свежо, легко, красиво! :)
Спасибо, что творите с Саратовским скрап-клубом!

Memory Keepers By Priyanka said...

It's just beautiful. Thanks for the idea. I have been wanting to change a box and didn't know how to do it. Now I have some ideas. Thanks to you.