Friday, 3 February 2017

Decoupage - Book Box

Welcome Crafty Friends!

You all know my love for decoupage, I have shared some of my recent work in the posts here, here & here.

I am hoarding a couple of items I picked for decoupage from my trips to Bali & the famous Chatuchak market, Bangkok. 

One such was this book box - 




Briefly here is how I worked on the box - 

1.   Unscrew all hinges & locks on the box.

2.   Lightly sand the decoupage base to smoothen the surface.

3.   Apply a coat of Black Gesso & let dry. Sand the primed surface.

4.   Next paint only the edges of the box & sides (which will not be decoupaged, in this case the inner sides of the box). Once dry, sand again to get a smooth finish.

5.   Select coordinating patterns from the paper stack (I used Antiquities Paper Pack) & trim to the required size.

6.   Glue the papers on the box using Itsy Bitsy Decoupage Glue, one side at a time & let dry. Take your time & press the paper gently using a sponge, avoiding air bubbles. Seal with another layer of Decoupage Glue over the paper.

7.   I wanted to give a metallic finish to the box so as to coordinate it with the gorgeous colors of the paper I chose. For this I buffed Mont Marte Metallic copper on the edges of the box.

8.   Apply 2-3 coats of Itsy Bitsy Decoupage Glue to varnish the box. Sand between two coats for a smooth finish & let dry between each coat.

9.   Assemble the box by screwing back the hinges/locks etc. & you are done!








Another book box I made for a dear friend, who is a 'no flowers' girl! These papers by Tim Holtz were perfect to give the book box a makeover. 








I have shared a few book boxes earlier. Hop over to the posts here & here, if you missed them.

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