I made this for @calluna in the Use What You Have swap. I had so much fun with this! She has a penchant for 18th/19th century decor and costumes so I tried to follow those lines. I printed the background paper off a website that features historical wallpapers and this one is from the 1700s and I thought it was delightful. I used book covers from Alphastamps, as well as some prints of textured leather, to make the books. I used powdered colored chalk mixed with E6000 to make wine for the glass but I think I must find a different way to do that because the glue softened the plastic a bit and made the goblet a bit wobbly atop its stem. I had to try to discreetly support it with a little hot glue. I also made the lamp, candle and tiny box.
The box was a fun experiment! I used mat board to create a base and a lid, covered the outside with paper printed with a tooled leather pattern, and painted the interior. I used a scrap of cotton fabric to make the hinge, then covered most of the fabric with additional pieces of the paper, to tidy up the look. The clasp is a piece off of a vintage necklace, along with a tiny piece of leather off of which I stripped most of the suede. Inside the box, I included some Civil War era 50c bills that I made, as well as a tiny “diamond” ring.
The outside of the tin features collage items from Alphastamps: