Today I have decorated one of those tiny papier mache book boxes you can buy very cheaply, using the Artistic Outpost 'Jane's Countryside' plate, and a charity shop copy of Pride and Prejudice. I painted the box inside and out with acrylic paint, mixing a couple of colours until I got a reddish claret colour like those old leather books you see. I then embossed all the edges and the spine bits with gold embossing powder. I cut the Pride and Prejudice wording from the page headings in the book and glued it to the spine.
I then gold embossed the pattern from the stamp set onto the front and back of the book, again to get the old worn and tooled leather book effect.
I stamped the Mansfield Park quote, 'To sit in the shade on a fine day is the most perfect refreshment' and arranged it around the edge of the book. I lined the inside of the book with book page, with the inside left showing a chapter heading.
I stamped the house and coloured it with Distress Inks. I stamped the Jane Austen figure, coloured her, and then cut her out, leaving a tab at the bottom. Finally I used the tab to glue her into position in front of her house.