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Magic Forest Book Nook by LOUISE CROSBIE

Magic Forest Book Nook by LOUISE CROSBIE

This week, I decided to try and make a book nook. It was inspired by the beautiful new Stamperia “Magic Forest” collection designed by Antonis Tzanidakis. 
I’ve used some of the woodland patterned papers on the sides and a brick wall paper on the back, all taken from the 8x8 background pad or the 8x8 main pad. This left a gap at the top of the book nook which I painted with a bit of a night sky although that’s hardly seen under all the foliage and wood. 
I used some of the chipboard and ephemera cut out shapes to decorate inside. The magical door at the back, the leaves, the stag, and the word plaque at the front. 
I used bits of bark (from a friend’s garden) , fake moss, and twisty hazel wood (from another friend’s garden) to build a little forest scene and I also used some resin trees and branches cast from the Sharon Ziv mould made by Prima marketing (Janine ordered it in for me on request). 
It’s very hard to get nice photos of a book nook due to the lighting issue. The nooks are too dark for a camera by default so I had to shine a lot of harsh lighting into it for the photos. and when the fairy lights are on, they caused a bit of glare. It’s so much nicer in real life than the photos would suggest (if I do say so myself lol).
On reflection I should have put it on a shelf with my Tolkien and fantasy type books instead of my detective books lol.
I hope you like it or that it inspires you to try and make one. At the very least I hope it inspires you to take a look at the Magic Forest collection. 
Thanks for visiting the blog. 
Supply list:
Stamperia Magic Forest papers 8x8: Main paper pad, background paper pad.
Stamperia Magic Forest: Ephemera, Die Cuts
You will also need
a blank book nook,
some fake (or real) moss
some twigs, branches and bark etc.
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Sue - May 15, 2023

This is super I bet it looks amazing in your book case.

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