But I did make my own and used it to make the cover of Mimi's book. See I promised I would eventually post about the cover.
I used a pen to carve my take out box.
I also just used a sponge brush to paint.
If you put enough paint on then you only need to lightly press the paper on. If you want to use again later, wash out the excess paint you won't want it to dry in the grooves.