Hi friends. Can you tell I like making these little boxes? I made one for a contest that required a pumpkin. So... I made the pumpkin... a pumpkin box actually.
And a better view of the cover.
I used some silk leaves, which I cut down a bit so they fit better. I went outside and picked up a few sticks to use as a handle. They were really dry, so I hope it doesn't break. But I guess it would be easy enough to replace if it did.
This next box was a special request by my cousin. She really liked the floral one I made, so this is pretty similar. I used a different flower stamp, and the flower on the cover is paper, whereas the other one was silk.
And here is the cover. I punched and die cut some different sized flowers, and cut the petal separations deeper. Then I sponged all the edges with candied apple distress ink. I turned them over and used a stylus and a thick foam mat to give them more shape and dimension. Then I glued all the layers together, added some leaves, and glued the flower onto the cover.
I remembered that I had some decoupage medium (hmmm... actually I have four jars) that would work to give this a nice smooth finish. Although I didn't check, I'm pretty sure that all the jars have been opened, so hopefully, they are still all usable. The one I used just needed to be stirred a bit before use. I normally use matte mod podge, but I only have a little bit left, and I've been procrastinating going shopping for more. Plus, sometimes it leaves the surface a bit sticky. I think that may have something to do with the humidity. I've really been trying to use up what I have instead of buying more. A while back, I was watching a video, and the girl used a 1:1 mix of water and white glue as a finish. I absolutely would do that, but I've also used almost all of my white school glue, because I ran out of tacky glue, which is really my favorite for putting this type of project together. I like it because it's not so runny and dries with less bubbling. But I found if I use a very thin layer of white glue, that works quite well, too.
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit. I always appreciate that.