Introduction: Steampunk Wooden Book
I found this wooden box that looks like a book with a pull out tray at Hobby Lobby a little while ago. It has just been sitting in my closet and I finally decided it would be cool to decorate it to look steampunk. I decorated the outside and the pullout drawer. Here is what I came up with.
I painted the entire box and pull out piece with Folkart Acrylic Paint in Metallic Antique Gold. Once I had the box painted, I found this hat image through a google search and printed and cut it out. I then used Mod Podge to attach it to the front. Next, I took some Graphic 45 paper and tore it to fit on the front as well. Once it was applied with Mod Podge, a light painting of the metallic gold paint was brushed over it to distress the tone of the paper. Finally, I added some Tim Holtz gears to the front to finish it off.
For the inside part, I printed some steampunk blueprints from a google search and mod podged them to the inside. I then added a small pencil that came from the Michaels Craft Store jewelry section. They have a brand of products now that are similar to Tim Holtz style.