Today is my turn for the Saturday Step x Step over at Frilly and Funkie. I have discovered on my crafting journey that the more I learn the more I want to add to my projects, which causes a problem when it needs to fit in an envelope ! So, what I'm sharing today is a simple gift box that can be used not only for gifts but for those cards that are a 'little' too large for an envelope.
The first thing I do is to work out how large the box needs to be and also how high.
make sure I get it right I draw a very simple sketch so I know I've
worked it out correctly ! For this box I needed it to be 3cm high so I
add 6cm to the size of the base. For the lid I add 0.5CM to the size of
the base, this makes sure that your lid will fit over your base.
then use a ScorPal to score at 3cm from the edge all the way around
both the base and the lid, and then cut to where the score lines cross.
Using a bone folder, fold over all of the edges and also the one cut edge at each corner.
then use a little squirt of Glossy Accents and some clips to hold all
the corners while they stick together. Make sure you fold the cut piece
at each corner inside the box for a neater finish.
I then painted both the lid and base with black acrylic paint.
the black paint was dry I then painted the box with PaperArtsy gold
Fresco Finish paint, which is translucent. This allows the darker colour
to come through, love this effect !
I used the Tim Holtz Baroque die to cut a piece from chipboard for the lid.
covered it with different coloured acrylic paints and then used crackle
glaze before adding the gold paint. You can't see it on the photo but
there are some very fine cracks in the paint. I then went round the
edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
the gold paint has a matt finish it's perfect for stamping on and I've
used Artistic Outpost and Tim Holtz stamps with black Archival ink.
To finish, I've added some crocheted lace and gold ribbon.
hope you've enjoyed today's Step x Step and I would like to take this
opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year !
...bits and bobs
4 weeks ago