Hand Decorated Gift Box - Jabberwocky

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This is a hand decorated, 6 x 5 x 1" (1.2 mm thick cardboard) "jewelry" box. If you are the lucky purchaser of this item, I'll include coordinated tissue and a gift tag that you can personalize.

Both halves of the box are wrapped with handmade natural seed paper. Characters and embellishments were printed on handmade cardstock seed paper (60lb) in a calligraphic typeface called "Parchment." The verse comprise the first and last stanzas from "Jabberwocky" by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll.* The printed decorative elements are "Victorian Free Ornaments" by Intellecta Design. All printed elements have been "messed up" (my official term), with pastel pencils, charcoal sticks, and an aught** three technical pen. The ribbons, both blue and grey/brown, are 1/4" hand dyed raw silk.

I'm taking a break from the boxes; this is my "well, why not?" piece.


*Lewis Carroll wrote the first stanza in 1855, but completed the poem some time later. It was included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I highly recommend reading this piece of Nonsense.

**Aught is an ancient word. It goes back to Old English in various forms, and though it has taken many spellings over the centuries, its meaning has remained consistent through history. It means the same today as it did a thousand years ago, and unlike many other old words, it has not piled on secondary meanings. In this use, aught is synonymous with zero.

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