I have another favorite Eileen Hull Sizzix die to share today! All this month the Inspiration Team is posting projects using their favs - and they will be gathered on Eileen's Blog during the month of February.
I just LOVE being on Eileen's team as I also LOVE making 3D items - and Eileen has so many wonderful dies - you can see them here at the Sizzix site.
Today I've made a project using the cool Tool Box Die!
It is a miniature tool box - measuring 4 1/4"w x 3"h x 2"d
but it has plenty of room to hold lots of trinkets, treats or little notes! You just pull up on the handle and the top lifts up. The edge tucks back into the box to hold it closed.
Here's a view from the back!
Here are some photos showing how I put this together.
To color the box, I used my new 12"x14" Gelli Plate (Thanks to Anne's demo done at Creativation!) putting drops of Golden Acrylic Paints in Teal, Diarylide Yellow and Quinacridone Magenta onto the plate and rolling them out to blend them
Then I pressed the pieces I die cut out of white Little Sizzles Mat Board onto the Gelli Plate and rubbed over all the areas so they would pick up the color.
You can see below some spots that didn't pick up the color - you can press the piece back onto the Gelli plate to try and pick up more color, leave it like it is, or you can rub some paint over the areas with your finger - depending on what look you want.
I folded the box on all the creases and assembled the box using ScorTape. I glued the handle pieces together, slipped the handle through the slot in the top and adhered the base pieces on the inside of the cover.
(see photo of handle inside cover in photo of opened box above)
The color of the board you use always shows up on the bent corners of your box - so I painted over all the edges, as well as the inside of the box, with London Fog Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint from PaperArtsy. I also touched up some of the white spots on the sides, rubbing over them with the London Fog paint on my finger and wiping it down with a baby wipe so it wasn't too dark.
I decorated the edges of my tool box using Tim's Design Tape and Industrious Stickers. I added a Locket Key with two brads on the front, coloring inside the keyhole with a Black Sharpie
I frayed the edges of a piece of Linen Ribbon and layered a Quote Chip over it. I drew lines around the Quote Chip with my Black Stabilo Pencil and rubbed it with a damp finger to distress it.
So there you have another of my favorite dies by Eileen Hull! Remember to check out Eileen's blog so see more of the Inspiration Teams favorites
If you missed my Adirondack Chair post last week - you can check it out here!
Paper: White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix
Accessories: Tool Box Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Idea-ology - Locket Keys, Design Tape, Industiourrs Stickers, Quote Chips, Stabilo Black Pencil, Teal, Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta Golden Acrylic Paints, Black Sharpie (to fill key hole), Linen Ribbon - Funkie Junkie Boutique