The graffiti book box is a great way to store ephemera clippings, package a gift and much more. This project ended up being sort of a “happy accident” because I used a stencil design on the front and decided it was too bold and needed to be covered up. I ended up using the washi over the stencil pattern (with the intention of completely covering the stencil design) but even with a strong, colorful graffiti pattern the washi is still transparent so you can see the harlequin faintly. I like how it turned out.
I started by painting the large paper mache book white. After the white paint has dried, stencil the Harlequin design onto the front of the book with teal acrylic paint. And allow that to dry also. When the paint has all dried, embellish the front of the book with strips of the graffiti washi tape. Also embellish the bind with the same washi.
Paint some small swatches of white paint on the upper right corner of the book. Once it has dried, stamp numbers from the Cavallini & Co. Mini Rubber Stamp Set Vintage Numbers stamp set using red StazOn Ink.
Insert a gift and wrap the box up with some hand dyed torn muslin.