Monday, February 2, 2009

OK, finally I have got a chance to sit down & post the pics & directions on how I made my wedding memorabillia box. For anyone who hasnt seen it, this is it finished - the front & the inside view.

I started out with a piece of cardboard - Im not even quite sure where I got it from now, but it was packing inside a box that something came in at christmas time I'm sure.

I then cut off pieces from the end & stuck them together with some cardstock to make a cardboard "frame" that would eventually become the recessed section of the box which I then stuck to the cardboard.

Next I started covering it all with torn tissue paper & watered down PVA glue, I love the effect that the torn tissue paper gives, I use it alot . I make sure that I glue lots of pieces of tissue paper over the edges & joins which gives it plenty of strength.

Lots & lots of layers later, I let it dry overnight (some take longer, this cardboard dried fairly quickly) & the next day painted it with some acrylic paint & then with Twinkling H2Os & left it to dry completely.

Then I started with the paper, I glued a torn piece to the inside of the front cover & distressed it with paint. After it was dry I started to build a network of ribbons to make it into a noticeboard type area weaving them in between each other. Lastly I finished it off with some ribbon around the edge.

Next I took a piece of paper & glued it to the front of the box & distressed & then inked the edges with distress ink. I then added some rubons & mounted a wedding dress embellishment I had made with foam tape. Next I put some lace & diamontes across the corner & added a flower I distressed with ink & a heart made with a mould & Delight & painted with my gold Krylon pen on the corner. Lastly I coloured a key made from a mould & Delight again with the gold Krylon & that completed the front.

The inside of the box I covered with a textured stuff like mulberry paper with gold flecks in it. Then I glued a couple of pieces of the lace i had on my wedding dress to the inside, ppopped an Order of Service inside & put material from my dress & the hair garland I wore that day in on top.

Lastly I made a tag & printed on it the words that we said when we exchanged rings (my DH wrote those words, in fact he wrote 90% of our marriage ceremony :) ), stamped it with my script stamp (thank you Sharon!) & distressed the edges & tucked it along with a left over place card & a pic of us into the noticeboard.

So there you have it, if you have lasted this long you deserve a medal & a pat on the back, hope you enjoyed watching how it was all created.