I bought the paper mache box from Hobbycraft and it needed a good coat of gesso before I could start decorating it. After the gesso dried I inked all the edges and corners with Vintage Photo Distress Inks and then set about cutting the papers.
I used these gorgeous Pion Design Lilly of the Valley papers (Marion loves anything green!) After carefully drawing out the correct size hexagon I realised that all six sides were unequal and therefore had to resort to drawing around the box and adjusting everything as best I could!
I had great fun decorating the top. I used Distress Crackle Paint on the Tim Holtz Birdcage Die and made the white flower from handmade paper and a mixture of Donna Salazar flower dies.
The green flower is from a Prima Woodland set which I have had for ages and didn't like. I bunched a couple together and added a few stamens and glued it well and it kept it's shape. I shall certainly be using these up now!
And the inside ...........
And a small card to go with it .....
She loved it!
And her hubby got a steampunk bookmark! This is the first time I have laminated a number of layers for a bookmark and it worked well, although I had to put it through the laminator a few times.
Thanks for visiting and I hope this first Monday back to normal after the Christmas and New Year break is not too difficult! It really is great being retired!!!