How to Alter a Small Graphic 45 Book Box

Make a great altered box with Graphic 45!

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How to Alter a Small Graphic 45 Book Box
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Start off by coloring all the edges of the book box with stain.  I also spritzed it with water to activate the fun distress properties of the stain.

Start off by coloring all the edges of the book box with stain. I also spritzed it with water to activate the fun distress properties of the stain.

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Next cover your box with paper.

Next cover your box with paper.

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I found that using my Xyron Creative station, this made this step super quick and accurate.  The glue gets on every little corner, making for a quality connection to the surface.

I found that using my Xyron Creative station, this made this step super quick and accurate. The glue gets on every little corner, making for a quality connection to the surface.

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Now I primed the inside of the box with matte medium so I could add glitter.

Now I primed the inside of the box with matte medium so I could add glitter.

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The moss was next.  I used the matte meduim once again for this task.  I did not worry about every little spot being covered, as I knew I would be adding other elements and layers.

The moss was next. I used the matte meduim once again for this task. I did not worry about every little spot being covered, as I knew I would be adding other elements and layers.

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Here you can see I have added my die cut rabbit.  I used a scrap of chipboard layered with tissue paper covered in Ice Resin to give my rabbit some texture.

Here you can see I have added my die cut rabbit. I used a scrap of chipboard layered with tissue paper covered in Ice Resin to give my rabbit some texture.

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The next element is the Dresen border that I added around the edge.  Tip: Be sure you are done decorating on inside before gluing this in! I learned this the hard way...it gets in the way!

The next element is the Dresen border that I added around the edge. Tip: Be sure you are done decorating on inside before gluing this in! I learned this the hard way...it gets in the way!

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I added in more moss and a little sentiment to fill in the bottom more.  The sentiment was cut from paper and backed with chipboard to make it nice and sturdy.

I added in more moss and a little sentiment to fill in the bottom more. The sentiment was cut from paper and backed with chipboard to make it nice and sturdy.

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The eggs came next.  These were a bit of a pain to get situated as I liked.  More moss was added to be sure they looked all tucked in.

The eggs came next. These were a bit of a pain to get situated as I liked. More moss was added to be sure they looked all tucked in.

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I went back to the outside of the box while the inside was drying.  Layers of lacey edge stickers were added all over the box.

I went back to the outside of the box while the inside was drying. Layers of lacey edge stickers were added all over the box.

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Then I started to experiment with my box top elements.  I always like to audition things to see what it will look like.

Then I started to experiment with my box top elements. I always like to audition things to see what it will look like.

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An old bezel I had made in another tutorial for Graphic 45 was the perfect fit for a focal on my box.  This was made with the lovely Botanical Tea stickers, Ice Resin and some Graphic 45 Staples.

An old bezel I had made in another tutorial for Graphic 45 was the perfect fit for a focal on my box. This was made with the lovely Botanical Tea stickers, Ice Resin and some Graphic 45 Staples.

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Now enjoy your beautiful box.

Now enjoy your beautiful box.

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