Today I'll be sharing a different project which I haven't attempted before. It's a surprise box :)
I always love recycling & get scolded often by mom for accumulating all the "junk" in home :D I have few other simple recycling projects to share but just too lazy to write. may do it later :P
The inspiration for this one came from a sturdy cardboard which I got from a bedcover packaging.
I also love to make embellishments on my own & to play with modelling clay, which I have employed here too :)
With that long story short, here come the pics :)
if you are interested in the making just read on & I guess it's quite a lengthy post.
(I tend to forget the techniques used & all the bloopers I did.. recording all that definitely helps in the futuristic point of view)
I'll begin from inside outwards.
I just googled some instructions on making topsy turvy cake. (it was random surfing & I didn't bookmark the sites)
I used Mont marte air drying modelling clay to make the cake (now that rhymes!!) & this is how it turned out to be.
some points to remember while using air drying clay:
●always have a wet baby wipe closeby
●moisten & clean your fingers often to avoid mess as well as to keep the clay wet
●take only least quantity of clay to work & use cling wrap to store the rest in air tight container.
● use mister/hands to sprinkle water to smoothen the surface finally.
I let it dry for minimum 8 hours. smoothened the base with sandpaper. Like I mentioned in my previous post, it doesn't take up acrylic colors well & the cake is too small to use inks. So I went with Uniball signo pens (silver, Gold) & Pilot black pen. The roses & leaves were jus pressed directly on to the ink pad (memento rosebud, DI mowed lawn). I've used Say it with crystals pearls & a scrap twine to complete the cake decor.
Making The Box
Here's the basic layout & measurements I've used to make the box & the lid out of the cardboard.
(straight lines are creases, dotted lines are cuts )
I've used both glue & stapler to secure the ends in the lid portion.
Inside of the box
I cut out four 2"×2" papers & inked with Bravo! pigment ink pad. I just love the way these have turned out with all the amazing patterns :) (purple is not much visible in he pic though) I've used Uniball Signo white gel pen to add the galactic elements.
For the base, I've used a PP I created by directly applying ink from the pads same as here
I've also cut a square cardboard piece slightly smaller than the base & covered with silver paper.. applied some blue glitter to it & inked the edges (it won't take up ink unless the glitter glue is applied)
I then stuck the cake stand firmly with many foam squares to ensure stability.
I've also added some crystal stickers to represent fallen moon & scattered stars...
Inside of the lid:
I've used the same paper like that of the base & written "party in the SPACE" with glitter glues & white gel pen.
The surprise part is done.Now to conceal it, I kept the outside of the box totally simple. i just used Distress inks (gathered twigs) on the raw cardboard surface. This gave the box a whithered old look which was exactly what I wanted.
For the prize badge, I drew two concentric circles like this to draw it perfectly.
I've also fussy cut the banners without any specific measurements & DI them too. . Stamped the sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink.
Finally I stuck the bow, which I made from brown paper rope, with double sided thin adhesive tape.
the Box closes perfectly & doesn't give away any clue about all the brightness & surprise it holds inside :)
I had sooo much fun creating this one. It's a birthday gift for my best friend.
Hope you enjoyed this.
Do lemme kno ur comments. They mean a lot & thanks for your time. :)
Create. Have fun.
Linking this to,
out of the box challenge, I guess this project is so apt for the title :)