Friday 26 May 2017

3D Fun: Milk Carton Box

For once I decided to go 3D and try out a die I've had for a while and never used.  I also needed a small gift box and thought I'd kill two birds with one stone if you'll pardon the expression.  I'm not sure that it's entirely finished yet, as I may add some panels with stamping to two of the sides.  I also have to decide on the way to hold it shut (the decorative paper clip is purely temporary).

The die used was the Crealies Box #6 die (Milk Carton) and it was cut twice from a sheet of A4 Sheena's stamping card.  To begin, I simply painted some of the London Blue and After Midnight Dylusions paint over both parts, leaving some white showing through.
Next, I blended Slate Grey Dylusions paint through three of the Tim Holtz mini layering stencils; #1 Cargo, #2 Bubble and #16 Harlequin.

For the final decorative layer, I used some of the Metallic Gilding Polish by Cosmic Shimmer in Mediterranean Blue through one of the new mini layering stencils; #84 Mosaic.  It really catches the light as the made up box is turned. 
The box was really easy to make up.  I folded along all the score lines, then added Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue to the two side tabs and glued the two panels together to create a square 'tube'.  The four flaps at the bottom were folded together in the way you would close a cardboard box to create the base.  I did cut two further pieces of stamping card 6.4cm x 6.4cm and pushed one down inside and stuck the other to the base, both to add strength and cover up the excess paint.  For the moment, the fancy paper clip is holding the top shut, but I may punch a hole and add twine and narrow ribbon instead.

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