Hein (fub) wrote,
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Japanese box

Yesterday evening we finished our 'Japanese' boxes and we made some photos as well.


The box that I made. Royal purple linen on the outside.


Closed with these bone pins. It was a lot of work to make 'em, and mine didn't come out too well -- they're still crooked.


To open it, you unhook the pins and lift the outer flap...


Then lift the inner flap...


And then you have the box to put a book in.


The inside of the box is lined with a decorative paper. Also purple, with gold crosses.


Showing off my handiwork.


My and klik's box. Hers is dark blue -- note that her clasps are so much straighter than mine.

The box isn't perfect -- especially when gluing the paper I had a bit of trouble. But I did learn some valuable lessons that I can use in future projects with carton. And that was the whole aim of the workshop in the first place.
Tags: cartonnage, craft
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