I finally finished the collage box to keep my mom's tribute book safe and pretty.
First I applied a coat of gesso to make the wood smooth (I got the box at Hobby Lobby.)
I then applied two coats of the grayish ivorish paint used for the book, then one coat of matte art gel. Then I covered the top with a sheet of scrapbook paper with another layer of matte art gel over that.
I painted over the hardware because it was black and I wanted it to look shabby. Then I started layering tags (from Paper Whimsy).
And lace. And buttons. And more tags. And dodads.
Inside, I covered the top and bottom with scrapbooking paper and tags, dodads, etc. etc.
and it was done, TA DAH!!!
Love it! Here it is with the book inside.
I'm surprised it dried with all the rain we are having around here.
Also, my white plush bear was featured in an Etsy Treasury.
Third row, second bear.
Have a dry day, except you in Texas - sending thoughts of rain to you.