Let's get started. I start with a blank box by McGuffey Woodworking. I really like these boxes because the back comes off so you can design on a flat surface.
Next I decide which way I want to use the box. For this project I turned it so the three small openings are in the upper right hand corner. Then I use a pencil to trace all the grid marks. This allows me to have a guide. You can go a little over the lines and they are covered by the dividers! No curling paper or pieces coming up! Now I find all the papers I want to use and cut them to size.
Then I glue them in place. I place the grid over the top just to make sure I have cut everything correctly.
I like how it looks so I remove the grid and start to decorate the sections. I start with some stickers and great rub-ons. They work really well and get a wonderful image. Afterwards I add a touch of glitter.
Next I went to the trusty Tear Drops and made some very colorful and dimensional flowers.
I just continued to add embellishments until all panels are filled. I will go through them so you can see what I did in each one.
|I used a Peacock Feather stencil from Dreamweaver with Blue Glossy Paste. On the next on is a paper flower. I added glitter on the feather and the flower.|
|Rub-ons were used for the words and the dragonflies. I added glitter to the vines of the paper and to the dragonfly wings. I used Diamond Glaze from Judikins to do this. In the 3 small boxes I used Glossy accents and diamond shape Tear Drops to make the designs. I added a round Tear Drop in the centers.|
|I loved this western theme paper and had a couple of stickers I used to give it a layered look.|
|The top portion is the flowers I made and the horses are from Dreamweaver. I embossed them with Black Glossy Paste. I sprinkled a little bit of glitter over the horses and added some black Dew Drops just for fun. The black paste holds them in place. Otherwise I used Glossy Accents as my adhesive.|
|Again, I had some epoxy stickers in my stash and used them. The leaves are some outline stickers in copper.|
|The top is a sticker and made it look attached with Dew Drops. I did add Diamond Glaze over the sticker for dimension. The leaf is just applied and I added some random "bling" just for fun.|
|More bling, a flower, a rub-on & Tear Drop for the grouping of three. For the panel with the stag, I cut out the tree sticker then used the stag stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils in Copper Embossing Paste. Dreamweaver booth at CHA is #863.|
And the finished box....