Learn to make the Puzzle Box, an interlocking array of small boxes nestled within a larger, latched one. Useful for jewelry and small items, it also has a false bottom and secret compartment for letters, etc. We’ll begin with the basics of measuring and cutting bookboard, gluing and construction, paper selection and embellishment. Japanese Chiyogami and other papers will be used to cover the boxes. The key to this treasure lies in accurate measuring, sharp creasing, an eye for symmetry and understanding of color. Additional instruction and materials will be available, as time allows.
Nancy Akerly’s lifelong enthusiasm for Paper Arts of all kinds expanded to origami, bookbinding and box making with Japanese and her own marbled papers. A retired public school educator, she now teaches a variety of paper art classes at folk and art schools throughout the Midwest. Her work is seen in private collections world-wide, and at Door County’s Hardy Gallery, Meadows Gallery and Glass Door Studio. Nancy and her husband live in Sister Bay, WI. www.libertygrovepaperarts.comNo tags for this post.