"Into the Crypt" page prep
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Gather the following supplies before beginning this project -
- Several cereal/snack boxes, boxboard or
Bristol (a stiff dense paper that can be found
in most craft stores) Please note that
Boxboard is preferred.
- Medium grit sandpaper
- ruler
- pencil
- Scissors or Utility knife
- If using a Utility knife, a cutting mat to  
protect work surface
- 2" natural bristle brush (as found at home
improvement centers)
- Gesso or white household primer
Gather your materials and supplies including boxboard.
Using either scissors or a Utility knife cut 8 inch squares. You will
be supplied with enough imagery to complete 16 pages (front
and back), this is what the sample book has.  Make as many
pages as you like, but at least 10 pages for class
If using cereal or snack boxes one
side might have a shiny printed
surface.  Sand this both
horizontally and vertically.  Not all
of the image needs to be
removed, but you must at least
sand it enough to break the gloss.
Lightly coat all sides of your
pages with a coat of Gesso or
primer. The pages with images
need not be completely obscured.
For this Workshop you should make at least 10 pages
** A few additional notes **

If using Bristol for your pages, you do no need to sand your pages and
Gessoing is optional.

Large sheets (about 3' X 3 - 4') of box board are free for the taking from
large warehouse stores such as Costco and Sam's Club.  They can be
found separating the layers of Paper Towel and Toilet Tissue rolls.  The
stores just recycle these and the stock personal is more than happy to
help you pull the box board sheets out from between the stacks.  I
suggest you bring some very large rubber bands so that you can roll
them up and get them in your cart and car more easily.  The box board
can be cut down to size with a Utility knife or scissors.