Introduction: The Neverending Story Book-box
Some months ago I found a book-box in a flea market at almost no cost. I thought it would be great to keep my bracelets and this kind of stuff inside. While I was cleaning it I realized the drawings on the cover were identical to the ones on Michaels Ende's book The Neverending Story! Since I was a child I'm a big fan of this book and it brings me some memories (but that's another history). So I decided to make my own version of this classic.
- Wood box
- White acrylic paint
- Gold Sharpie
- Glass bubble
Step 1: Pattern
First, I searched on the internet the original lettering. I resized it and I printed it. I cut the letters and I attached the pattern on the box with scotch. Then I painted the letters with white paint.
Step 2: Auryn
While the paint was drying up I prepared the Auryn. My first attempt was to make an Auryn with some white clay but I didn’t manage to reproduce the colours, so I decided to do it differently.
I printed a picture of the Auryn in the desired size. I glued the picture with Mod Podge on a glass bubble. Once it was dried I cut out the unnecessary paper.
Step 3: Gold Lettering
Once the white paint was dried I painted again the letters with a gold sharpie. When the gold part was dried I removed the stencil *veeeery* carefully. Of course the result wasn't perfect, so I removed the imperfections with a stick. Then I repainted some parts when necessary. Then I varnished the letters.
Finally, I glued the Auryn onto the box.
Step 4: Result
And now… I have a nice Neverending Story book-box to keep my “jewellery” safe. Yeah!
7 years ago on Introduction
This looks really cool! Great idea for AURYN.
Reply 7 years ago on Introduction
Glad you like it :) I've tried to made one out of clay..... but it doesn't work... and I came up with this idea. I'm proud of my Auryn :p
8 years ago on Introduction
I loved this book as a boy. Read it in three days. It's quite an amazing tale.
Reply 8 years ago on Introduction
I read it when I was a kid too, probably no more than 8 years old. It made a huge impression on me... gotta get back to it one of these days!