Thursday, September 1, 2016

Life sure is busy!

I've been playing with some cardboard lunch boxes that I recycled from the last day of school in June. I gelli printed some and I painted some with alcohol ink, then I was wondering what else I could do with the boxes. I looked around my studio, trying to think up some ideas and decided to make a book within the box.

These are all of the boxes. You can see the original in lower left. Click on the pic to get a larger view.
The box in lower right is my book box, the others are empty.
You can see the sewing of the signatures here. I have 3 signatures and
each signature has a cover of gelli printed file folder, folded and sewn.

Another view of the spine.

I opened up the book so you can see my signatures and plain, recycled
packing paper pages.

Here is my book box, all closed up. 
I still want to decorate the inside somehow, perhaps with colorful quotes and marks. We'll see. I'm pleased with it and can see that I will want to make more.

Do you have any other ideas? I'd love to hear them.


  1. Beautiful work Jane! Glad to see retirement hasn't made you too sad. I know you are missing us all terribly. I'm happy to see you are keeping yourself busy. ;-)

    1. Thanks, Dana! I do miss you all but I must say that watching the bus go by in the morning while I eat my breakfast is awfully nice. These boxes were so much fun to play with.