Vintage book boudoir

Welcome back everyone!  I've got a really special treat today for you, courtesy of A Vintage Girl!  I've used various chipboard elements from the shop, as well as some glorious fabric/ textiles that Candy sent me, to create a vintage book boudoir!

The front of this paper maché book box is covered with paper from Prima, then embellished with textile odds and ends as well as a fabulous jewelry piece. The dress form is from the Printer's Tray Trinket Set. I covered the top half with a vintage encyclopedia scrap; the bottom is embossed. 

The spine is covered with pieces of paper bag, then I used Deco Art Metallic Lustre Wax along with a couple Art Alchemy waxes on the raised bands. The back is covered with Prima paper and distressed. I waxed around all the edges for a gilded look. 

And now for the best part - the inside!

The left side is covered with Finnabair tissue paper. I embossed the pince-nez glasses (from the Trinket Set) and added a sentiment. The edges were waxed.

The closet side is covered with thick fabric and scrap Prima paper. I added a flower and some buttons on the floor. The main attraction is the wardrobe! A dress, coat, and top from the Vintage Dress Up Chipboard Set! They're covered in fabric and textiles and the hangers are embossed - so stylish! 

The outside edge of the box is waxed and distressed.

Such a fun project and you can get lost in creating clothing and playing dress up! This is just a small sample of what's available at A Vintage Girl! If you like vintage, steampunk, stickers, and canvas, you will fall in love - I guarantee it! 


  1. This book box project is fabulous Cathy x Love the front cover design then the great Finnabair tissue paper and what a clever idea to add those glasses x love the clothes designs too x Great to have you on board with us again for Astrids Tissue Paper Challenge at A Vintage Journey blog
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Wow, what an amazing make! You created so many beautiful details and I enjoyed reading along to see how you made it too 😀. The tissue paper elements are fabulous and melted into the design beautifully - I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Creative wishes! Jo x

  3. What a completely fabulous project, I adore your box, both inside and out, it looks fantastic!! Thanks so much for added your project to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  4. What a great design Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Team Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Michelle DT

    Keencrafter's Hand Made Goodies 

  5. What a wonderful project Cathy! SO fun with that lovely face tissue on the inside of the cover as well as the beautiful clothing you created and hung there! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey Tissue Challenge! xx

  6. Fabulous project with so many gorgeous elements. Love the face and the jewelry and clothing are fabulously vintage. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  7. Oh this is fabulous Cathy! What an imaginative way to use Candy's chipboard elements in the perfectly vintage style. The addition of the piece of jewellery is particularly stunning. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  8. A lovely project which I think really shows off the versatility of tissue paper. wonderful texture on the outside and lovely layering inside. Great work! Thank you for joining us over at A Vintage Journey. Toni x

  9. What a delightful idea and brilliantly executed - I love those little outfits hanging all in a row. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x


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