Been having a play today, well over the last couple of days to be honest, with the new little box from Badger Laser Craft and I think it looks pretty good even if I say so myself. It's made from 3mm Medite MDF and goes together really easily. The hinged lid I particularly like as it swings right over out of the way..
It needed no preparation what so ever but as I was going to cover it with panels of patterned paper not quite covering it completely I gave it a single coat of Pebeo black gesso as it's what I had and covers beautifully. Now I did this after I'd assembled it as MDF or I suppose most wooden products swell a bit once painted so didn't want a problem assembling afterwards.
Now to the fun part, the decorating. Hadn't got much idea where I wanted to go with it so just had a mooch through my 6x6 patterned paper pads and came across a brand new and unopened pad from Teresa Collins that came free in a magazine sometime ago I think........BEAR WITH...... yup, it's from Cardmaking and Papercraft 2013...eek.... how did this go unused for so long....
|Didn't go with the bead feet, they looked a bit naff|
Carrying on, cut panels to fit the sides and a contrast for the lid then after sticking them on thought the lid needed a bit more attention so added a smaller panel on top supported by 3D foam pads.
The edges of the paper when cut showed white so after I'd stuck them down I put a ruler along the edge and drew a line with a Posca Black paint pen to hide them.
A theme was starting to appear so decide to add elements from Bee Crafty's Steam Punk Junk range. A nice key, some filigree corners and a lovely flower that I stuck to a wide filigree thingy. I did try to use the red gem brad to hold it together but it was just a bit to deep.
So with that all assembled I stuck it to the lid with a contact adhesive that is actually a bit rubbish so am looking to find a new better one if you have any advice.
|The inside needed a bit too...|
|...and the bottom|
Sequins and a bit of doodling on the sides and it's done...
So, there it is finished and I must say I really do like it.
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