Shabby boho book box

This mixed media book shaped box was created to hold the shabby boho chic minibook album.
It is lined with striped paper, and inside the lid is a pocket with tags for the greetings.

The papier mache book box was coated with dark mauve acrylic paint, a layer of crackle medium and a final layer of pale lilac and peach acrylic paint to give a crackled effect.
Further texture was created by adding coarse open grain fabric scraps, chipboard shapes and modelling paste through stencils.

Front of book box

Mixed media with the following embelishments...

  • beads
  • dew drops
  • silver web
  • pearl swirl
  • anna marie designs stamens
  • metallic fibres
  • paper roses
  • ribbon
  • chipbord shapes
  • silver gilding flakes
  • silver metallic wax
  • silver metal beads
  • silk leaves
  • pocket watch embellishment

Detail of the floral arrangement on the front corner of the book box using handmade and pre-made blooms, anna marie designs stamens and natural accents, with a pocket watch element tucked in.

Greeting tag


Mounted on foam pads for dimension the greeting tag features a variety of dimensional accents for textural interest



Finished with the same crackle paint effect as the front of the box,  and over stamped with random script and daubs of silver gilding, the book box spine remains relatively unadorned.

A small amount  of textured braiding over painted and silver gilded are the only additions.

Front Edge

Finished with the same crackle paint effect and over stamped with random script, the edge featuresdew drops and florals to compliment the front of the box.

Detail of the floral arrangement on the edge of the book box.

Thank you for looking.
This sample is available to buy


If you would like to commission a mini book for a loved one or a special occasion please contact me



Debbie xx

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