Before I start, lets get some housekeeping out of the way. You should have arrived from Debbie. To start at the beginning, Click Here.
and so on, just like the video.
This step was almost my undoing. I had not calculated the paper size correctly, but I pressed on and did some camo work. Thanks to the washi tape from the kit and some extra paper.
A ribbon helped with the camo as well, and a little charm. This box I left plain. I did not photograph the inside, but I have photos of box 2 and they are similar. .
Took what I learned from book one, and moved away from wet glue to scor-tape and zyron. Worked great. But I needed to follow the assembly instructions and it helped to have a box finished.
Once again I calculated my sizes, and cut paper and board. Then I ran everything through the Zyron.
Trick with this technique, is you need to run the bone folder around the edges before removing the top sheet. This breaks the adhesive at the edges and ensures better coverage. Also all the papers and steps, need burnished well with the bone folder or a brayer.
here they all are attached to the paper and score tape added to the flaps. corners are cut the same way. I did remove the backing strips on the just the ends, while prepping the corners. And proceeded as in the video, minus the glue.
The inside covered. Lovely!!
Finished the inside, just as in the video. But here I encountered a problem. The glue moistens the paper and makes it easier to mold. On the outside, when folded the paper pulled away and left a crack that showed the backerboard. Fixed by adding a ribbon over the outside seam with score tape. This was done on both sides. Where the ribbon overlapped on the front, I added flowers. The ends of the ribbon, on the bottom, is covered by the box. I added the ribbon on the front of the box to give focal interest on the front but to also cover a seam.
All that was left was to add some embellishments. I added a few to the spines. Decorated the top of the smaller box with flowers I made from Glassine paper and liquid sprays.
A bow and done!!!. These will be stacked and used as bedside decoration. Love how they came out.
Well that is all for today. Your next stop is Jennifer.