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Festive Holly Book

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Other Products: Paper Mache book box, ribbon, Glitter Snow Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gold half balls, Spellbinder Rectangle Nestabilities, gold acrylic paint, warm white acrylic paint, gold cording, Tea Stain Distress Ink, white card stock, brown card stock, Metallic Rub-Ons, Copics: R21, R24, R29, R59, YG11, YG05, G14, Y32, Y38, E50, E51, E21, C01, C02, C03, C05, C07

Instructions: Box is 5 1/2" X 7 3/4" X 1 7/8". Paint paper mache with warm white and gold mix until fully covered (several coats). Dry brush "pages" with gold and add a bit of gold to the "binding". Sponge Distress Ink here and there to age a bit and sponge distress ink on chosen designer paper layers that have been cut to size. Let dry thoroughly. Glue designer paper to front, back, and insides. Add gold cording to the edges around the top and bottom inside box.  

Stamp Lamp Post, Cardinal and Holly images in black ink onto white cardstock, diecut using coordinating dies (I used Copic Markers to color). Shape pieces using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and then add Glitter Snow Paste. Use foam tape to add pieces to the top of the box. 

Fussy cut "Christmas Blessings" for the binding and then "For You At Christmas" for the front of the box, out of the designer paper. Make "bookplates" from brown card stock and Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities then rub with Metallic Rub-Ons to add "patina" and make to look more like metal then add half balls to look like rivets. Add ribbon to make it a gift as is or filled with hand made cards or candies.

Created By: Robin Clendenning

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit