Beginner | 23 min
Taught by Mou Saha
Learn how to make a customizable keepsake box, ideal for storing your loose art journal pages and small works of art. Designer and avid art journaler, Mou Saha, shows you how to transform a plain paper mache box into a magical book-like box using collage, stencils, paints and stamps. The finished box will be just as gorgeous as the art journal pages you’ll store inside. Downloadable bookplate PDF included with class.
Learn how to:
  • Collage and stencil on a box
  • Reverse stencil
  • Use gel medium
  • Work with Gelatos
  • Effectively stamp

What you’ll get:
  • Instruction on how to create a beautifully decorated altered box for storing art journal pages.
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list for easy shopping and downloadable bookplate
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Mou Saha

Altered Box
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Paper mache book box (6.7” x 9.5” x 2.3”)
  • White Gesso
  • Soft matte gel medium
  • Blending foam
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos Colors (Mou uses Iridescents)
  • Faber-Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Black
  • Pen
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems (Mou uses Metallics)
  • Stencils
  • Rubber stamps
  • Permanent ink for stamping
  • Recycled papers
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes – flat ½”, round #4
  • Palette
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • Heat tool (optional)
  • Bookplate (see PDF)
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