I started with standard assembly, which for me means making sure I have all the parts going in the right direction before gluing in place. I learned the hard way.... *ahem*
I suggest you glue top and bottom first so you can slide walls on. As you can see in the photos, I put the right side wall on first without thinking ahead about that bottom notch. It didn't end up being a hardship, but I did have one of my "Huh... ok" moments. They are more frequent that I should admit.
Once dry, I slathered the whole box with black gesso.
Gesso dries pretty quickly so I tapped my fingers a few times, or did something equally speedy. I then measured the exterior and interior paper panels and cut out with a paper cutter.
I needed to tweak this side panel a bit. There's a joke about measuring twice, cutting once. Bah, whatever.
Here I have everything cut out. I inked the edges with black just to get rid of the too-bright white core.
Mod podge it all together!
I've jumped ahead a bit in the photos. After the mod podge dried I added a layer of lace, then a layer of rhinestones on the inside edges. Diamonds are a girls best friend, right?
I used black dotted Dresden trim for the front edges and around the frame. Glossy accents is a good adhesive since it has a small nozzle, but any glue will do.
After all the trim was placed and the reverse side lettering was attached, I covered it all with a layer of matte varnish to seal and give a nice finish. I used E-6000 to attach the word blocks.
Thanks for stopping at the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today. I hope we can inspire you on your next projects!
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Used
ATC Shrine Box w/Feet #BD12F
Other Supplies Used
Prima Romance Novel 6x6 paper pad
Vintage tattered lace
Vintage playing card
Vintage word blocks