|Jamie Fingal here - using a Sizzix Big Shot die cutter, I made a cardboard box|
|Here is what it looks like right off the cutter. I cut two and the sides on the box measure about 3-1/4." The two sides will fit inside each other. The cutter scores all of the folds too, which is pretty cool.|
|I cut the papers - just eyeballing it - to the sides of the boxes. The stencil is 'to the point' by StencilGirl Products|
|I used Liquitex Matte Medium to adhere the Deli paper to the box|
|...I decided that it would be fun to use Puffy Paint to give the box more dimension. It takes quite awhile to dry. Silly me, I had to load these into a box, and put it in the back of my car, so it could dry at home.|
|I really like the puffy paint dots. I drew some circles around the dots, just because it seemed like a good idea, with the theme, and all|
|'t' - spells dot! The spotty dotty box!|
Greetings! Leslie here. I don't have the box die that Jamie has, but I happened to have two pre-cut ATB's from a recent blog hop for Sizzix so we decided to each do a set. I love these little boxes because they present so many possibilities, inside and out.
Polka dots can be linear and non-linear. I think I prefer linear, or very evenly-oriented dots, and this just occurred to me.
I decided to write a list of things that have dots...
I think I'm a bit obsessed with this Fade Horizontal stencil from StencilGirl.
I seem to use it on most everything.
Using two colors of transparent acrylic paint I lightly covered the writing on both box strips.
Here is the strip with the stencil over it...
and after the stencil is removed. I like the way it partially obscures the writing.
I was thinking about how it is difficult (for me) to visualize the negative space around linear dots....
do you see the larger dots?
Because the flaps will occasionally be exposed, I made up a "polka dot" font.
I have plenty (and I mean PLENTY!) of polka dot fabric.
I cut several colors of dotted fabric into 3" squares
and after spreading the Yes! glue on each section, I positioned the pieces of cloth on them.
I have a "thing" for googly eyes and was given boxes from two different people
as a holiday gift last year. You can never have enough...
Using Yes! glue I first attached a button, then a large googly.
On another section, a row of graduated googlies.
(May I just pause here to mention that autocorrect does not like the word googly?!)
On the inside, a few bits of fun
I like little surprises inside boxes.
And here it is! Later, after the glue is well-cured, I think I'll use a pen and color in the creases.
Thanks for stopping by to see our boxes.
What do you like to do with polka dots?