I bought this 2" by 31/2" bamboo (real or fake?) box somewhere, sometime in the past.
I thought it would make a nice box for a little book to rest in. I've always wanted to make a decorative book in a box.
It took me three tries to cut and measure the paper correctly so that it would fit in the box. I finally resorted to looking up how to measure properly in a bookbinding book: More Making Books by Hand by Peter and Donna Thomas. After that I did it right.
I decorated the accordian folded papers with acrylic paint.
This shows the two sides and the way I imagined it would rest in the box. However the picture is sideways. I forgot to "save" the change when I turned it in the Picasa site and I'm going to leave it.
I rubber stamped this quote on the pages. "Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life." Picasso. I was tired when I stamped and did it wrong which I have to correct. I wrote "Dust washes from the soul...." I'm not really satisfied though with the way it rests in the box so I may just put the accordion between two book covers and do something else for the box.