I had to choose a challenge for May and the first thought in my mind was "anything but a card." When I look back on it, I think "why", why did I want to host a challenge that was a "challenge" to me too! I found a cardboard box that was shaped like a book, not large, but not too small either. I wanted something I can actually use, not just another pretty thing!. Here's where paper meets box.
I used Claudine Hellmuth's Studio multi-medium matte to glue the paper onto the box. I also used it to seal the box. As I type, the box is sitting beside me drying. As you can see below, I streaked the outer sides and the inside with acrylic paints, using Apple Barrel Khaki as the foundation, Chocolate Bar mixed with Khaki and Deco Art Dazzling Metalics Glorious Gold streaks along the sides. No, they don't look much like pages here, but it's not bad from a foot away.
The box is covered and painted.
A little decorating with a lovely Copics colored rose from Bubaboo Digi Stamps and this little paper bag has completed its journey. I'll finish by decoupaging the box.
I hope you enjoyed the journey of the little paper bag.
Arlene and the DCD Design Team