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« on: April 18, 2010 11:01:07 PM »

Never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line!!

I made this jewelry box/secret stash/altered paper mache book for the latest Princess Bride swap. It was probably one of my favorite swap item ideas. I wanted to do something a little out of the box to represent Vizzini and I just love the rich, over the top coat that he wears. How was I to incorporate that into something really different and fun, yet fully functional as well...? Well, I have a "thing" for altering boxes so I went to Joann's and bought a large paper mache book, some crushed velvet and went to town!





I stuffed the red velvet to give it some dimension...


Lucky for me I go to ren faires pretty often and just happened to have a ridiculous amount of gold trims sitting around at home...  Grin  Also, it's completely edged all  over in gold leaf paint - I really went overboard with the gold I think! lol



The inside is pretty simple but I didn't want to over do it and make it compete with the outside cover... just Vizzini's famous quote and some tan felt...
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010 11:11:49 PM »

Great way to think outside the box about a box. I love how ornate the outside is. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010 09:26:25 AM »

Elegant.  Dramatic.  Totally Vizzini.  I'm in love.  Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010 11:55:39 AM »

It's perfect! I wish it were for me. <sigh>  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010 08:06:26 AM »

What a great idea and amazing execution!  I like it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010 01:21:02 PM »

This looks so much like the character. I love the movie too!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010 01:18:13 PM »

Thanks everyone! I really do love the way it came out- VERY happy with it! I just hope my partner liked it as much.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010 03:32:51 PM »

A book truly worthy of everyone's favorite Sicilian. Let's just hope there won't be any iocane powder stored inside!
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