The Rook


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So come over and play along with our theme, we love seeing entries from everyone :)

Here is my inspirational piece for this month:

I created an old magical secret book-box. I used an embossing folder from Spellbinders, which I got ages a go but haven't got round to using yet and this was just the most perfect opportunity to try it out. It's one of their M-Bossabilities called Noble Rook. 

I covered everything in black gesso and then added various applications of 'gilding' to it. Putting further pressure on areas I wanted to stand out more, but overall gave the whole piece a light layer to show wear.

The hidden depths... Gave the inside a simple coat of black gesso. This book was made for my mum to give to friend to put a layer of chocolates in as a present. Just hope they like!

Thank you so much for stopping by!



  1. Stunning piece Georgie! Love the dark color and subtle gold tones!!! Just gorgeous!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Absolutely stunning piece Georgie...looks authentic. Wow! Ruth xx

  3. Oh, I'm they're are going to love it and treasure it. It's a work of art! Just gorgeous, Georgie.

  4. Georgie your book box is absolutely fabulous. The way the embossed surface stand out is just stunning. It looks so authentic old and worn.
    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome piece of art.
    Hugs from Monica........... Spain

  5. Oh My Georgie! I have this folder - inspired now and may actually use it! This really is special and is sure to be a hit! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. Oooooh, Georgie, you know how much I love dark projects and this one is absolutely fantastic! It looks like an ancient book of magic! Brilliantly done, my friend! Big hugs to you! Branka xx