Lay out your box pieces the way they will be glued together. This helps you see how to decorate each piece, and it is easier to do the inside while flat.
Trim print paper to fit, but remember to leave the dovetails free so that they will fit properly when glued together.
Ink each outside edge of the paper with brown distress ink before adhering to the chipboard. This covers up the white edge that you would otherwise see after the box is glued together. You can easily do this afterwards, too. Adhere papers to the box, then glue the pieces together.
Trim a coordinating print paper to fit the outside of the box. This time, you need to cut the pieces slightly larger because you want to cover the dovetails on the outside of the box. Again, I inked the paper edges with brown distress ink before adhering to the chipboard.
Adhere flourish heart pieces to outside of box.
Wrap colored thread around three small spools and adhere inside box.
Adhere dressform to box bottom.Paint two large (1-1/2") wooden spools with brown distress stain. Wrap spools with crochet cotton and adhere to bottom of box.
Paint shell border sticks with Rose chalk ink on both sides. Adhere around top edge of box. Glue "Inspire" along top front. Glue string of pearls around edge of box.
Adhere mini sewing machine, wood buttons, lace flower and thimble, ruler and scissors charms inside box, as shown.
GSL Supplies Used:
Bagatelle Box 3 x 4 Inch
Dressforms 1 Miniature Shape Set
Shell Border Sticks
Words & Phrases 1
Texture Sheet Swirled Hearts
Other Supplies Used:
Donna Salazar Antiquities 8x8 paper pad
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Cadmium Red Hue
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Rose paint
Gathered Twigs distress stain
Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Wooden spools (various sizes)
Miniature sewing machine
Sewing and crochet thread
Mini alphabet stickers (SEW)
I hope you enjoyed my sewing-themed project, and that I have inspired you to create a shadow box in whatever theme you love. Be sure to check out the GSL Store for all your chipboard needs, and see all the new laser cut chippies. The GSL Blog always has more inspiration from the team, so stop by often to see what we are all up to.
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a creative weekend!