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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.






<p>going to make own version of Neo's simulacra and simulation. Did you use any primers on your wood. I am familiar your model as I bought one similar from a chain craft store locally. mine is slightly smaller version that opens from the spine and the hinges are on the opposing side on the &quot;pages&quot; where the &quot;book&quot; would open. mine will be green but since the hinges are gold i am going to &quot;gild&quot; the pages and paint them gold while the rest can be the green. i'm foregoing to lettering and leaving it plain. need some originality. id also like to paste a scrap photo of Morpheus' hands when he is holding the pills out to Neo. I/ was wondering if the Mod Podge is specifically designed for this type or thing or is just a general craft glue? should i seek it out or will any glue do? any help is appreciatted</p>

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