Friday, June 25, 2010

Chair Box

PCP (Paper Craft Planet) has a 3-D challenge this week with a free cutting file for the 2x2 1/4x5 1/4-inch chair box that I thought was so cute. I downloaded the file (which you can get if you are a member of PCP) and decided to make the little box. I didn’t do too bad…the bottom doesn’t lay quite flat which is due to the score being off 1 micro-mm and the top of the box keeps popping up 1/8th inch but otherwise it came out all right. With yesterday’s post I printed up a 2-sided paper for this project making sure that the leaf paper was going in the right direction for the chair.
The flowers were cut from the leftover pieces; 3 sets of McGill’s Petite Petals punch. The little pointy flower has stamens of embroidery thread that I cut a doubled length of (2 1/2 inches – which is folded in half) and tied a knot in the center with the help of a crochet hook. Then spread the threads out with a pin, needle or similar, and glued to the center with monomulti by Tombow. This glue dries quickly and clear, going on white so that you can see where it goes; a benefit for those with ’failing’ eyesight. The flower in the center front of the box is 3 layers of the rounded petal flower, shaped and Mill Hill beads glued to the flower for the center. The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and I had taken a bit of Dick Blick’s drawing paper and laid it into a bath of Shabby Shutters some time ago.
The Ribbon bow would not cooperate (with one loop sticking forward stubbornly) and so i will not give it any credit. I really don’t know where it came from anyway; i inherited it from another lady's collection.

1 comment:

Barbra Joan said...

Tina, this is the cutest thing. I have a template for a box which I did make out of watercolor paper. but with the chair back this is so adorable, thanks for sharing.