Monday, January 28, 2019

Drawer Book Box #GypsySoulLaserCuts

Let's kick off the week with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Little Women! Today I'm sharing the Hidden Drawer Book Box altered with one of my favorite paper collection.

GSLC has two sizes of the Hidden Drawer Book Box, I used the small size that measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Before altering, I detached all the pieces and with a damp paper towel cleaned off the soot from the laser cuts. 

Next, I gathered up papers, stickers and chipboard from the Little Women collection by Graphic 45. Hands down one of my favorite collections. I used Beacon's Power-Tac to assemble the box and Mod Podge Matte spray to adhere the paper.

Before assembling the box, I measured the inside and outside panels of the drawer and trimmed the paper to size. I inked all the edges with a dauber and black ink. I then assembled the box and used Beacon's Power-Tac to glue down the pieces. I held the front panel of the drawer with 2 binder clips and allowed to dry for 5 hours.

I used Mod Podge Matte Spray to cover the box and once dried, I attached the handle to the drawer and decorated the front panel of the box.
I used a resin flower layered on gold string and surrounded by black rhinestones and gold dome embellishments.

Inside the drawer, I included a couple of pockets and tags.

I need a Hidden Drawer Book Box for each of my favorite books. The challenge finding the paper. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project and I leave you with Jo's full quote:

I’d have a stable full of Arabian steeds, rooms piled with books, and I’d write out of a magic inkstand, so that my works should be as famous as Laurie’s music. I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle—something heroic, or wonderful—that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all, some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous; that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream.
Supply List:
Hidden Drawer Book Box Small Item D165C

Graphic 45 Little Women Collection
Beacon Power-Tac Glue
Mod Podge Matte Spray
Westcott Non-stick scissors
Black Ink
Binder clips
Mini drawer handle