Hello Everybody! Right to business.... :)
Here is Part 2 of the Book Drawers Project...
I cut the chip for the box. Two pieces for the top and bottom. Two pieces for the sides and one last piece for the back panel.
Next, I glued black card stock to the top and bottom pieces and mitered the corners.
I taped the edges and folded the paper over just as you would for making book covers.
I cut strips of paper and scored down the center. I added tape to each side of the score mark. I used these as my binding strips to put the box together. Here is the box with all the sides on using the binding strips.
I taped all around the top and bottom edge so that I could add a decorative paper strip around the edge. NOTE: Any crafter out there ever seen a work surface looked this organized? Hahaha! It's pretty much the way it is isn't it? :)
Adding the paper strip. I scored 1/2 inch in from the strip, pre-folded the paper and added tape to the flap. I started from the inside working around the box with the paper.
For the paper strip that I taped around the outside of the box, I was going for the look of old pages. To do this I grabbed some parchment colored paper. I then took my Distress tool and Vintage Photo Distress ink and lightly dragged the applicator down the length of the page. I then went back and used a little rubber comb tool from a distress kit I had and dabbed it in the ink a drug that over the surface as well creating "pages." For the life of me I could not get a good shot of this. But it really looks cool! Here's an attempt to show you...
Next, I traced the curve of the spine to start making the drawer. I cut the curve with scissors.
These are the pieces for the drawer.
I used the binding strips again and glued the drawer together. The picture below shows the curved front drawer pieces coming together.
Oh, here ya go...from this pic you can see the striation from the Distress Tool and the comb.
After the box was put together I lined the box and added the spine with Glossy Accents.
We will repeat the steps for this book two more times for a stack of three books. I made my sizes about 1 inch larger than the last so I could have a tiered stack of books.
That's it. I placed the drawer in the box and I think it looks like a book. What do you think?
Here is the completed book drawer:
Part 3 very soon....
Thanks For Looking!
The Gentleman Crafter