Gift Boxes to Decorate and Make: Christmas
By: Nosy Crow
Rating: 5 of 5
The boxes are printed on a heavy weight paper. All of the pages are perforated for easy removal from the book. Once out, there are pre-scored fold-lines (as well as instructions) which allow for fairly easy construction of the boxes. In addition to folding, there are slots which hook together to hold the box in shape. The white and gold foil stickers at the back of the book can be used to hold each of the boxes closed once you have placed your gift inside.
This is what I found when testing with my coloring medium:
Alcohol-based markers bled through the paper.
Water-based markers, gel pens and India ink pens did not bleed through or leave marks on the back of either types of paper.
Colored pencils work well with the slight rough texture. I got could color with both oil and wax based pencils. I was also able to layer and blend well using a blender stick.