This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is making hearts and flowers projects using her Sizzix Dies.
Today I'm sharing an open storage box that will use for craft storage in my craft room.
I love to have artistic storage on my shelves!
It makes me happy just looking at it!
I used Eileen's new Treasure Box die but didn't use the hinges or the top of the box that is included with the die.
I have some photos to share showing how I put this all together!
First I cut the pieces I needed out of Little Sizzles Mat Board. Then I measured the panels and cut pieces of Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper to adhere to the sides.
I glued the tabs on the sides with Tombow Glue and let it dry a few minutes being held with clothespins. Then I adhered the bottom piece to the tabs.
I wanted to age the look of the paper and so rubbed all the edges with Versamark Ink and poured on Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - shaking off the excess and heating with my heat tool. I did one side at a time.
Then I rubbed Brown Rust Effect Paste from Prima on all the outside edges with my finger and let it dry overnight.
I added Idea-ology Clawfoot Corners with long brads to the bottom corners piercing the holes with a piercing tool.
I sprayed the inside of the box with both Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Sprays just so it wasn't stark white in there as I knew most of it would be covered with whatever I stored in there!
I also sprayed Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray on all the outside panels
(rather tentatively as I was afraid I'd cover all the flowers!
Sometimes one more thing is too much, right??! )
I also sprayed the Quote Chips then adhered them to the sides with Tombow Glue.
I rubbed Prima Alchemy Bronze Age Metallic Wax over all the feet just to add another tone to the metal and I also rubbed just a little of the wax over the Quote Chip corners and some of the wallpaper.
I was able to fit 10 small bottles of Acrylic Paint inside the box which measures 5" x 3" x 3" on the inside but I was also thinking it might be a good place to hold word dies?
Please check out Eileen's Blog where all of the Inspiration Team's projects have been posted this month!
Paper: Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Worn Wallpaper - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz.
Accessories: Treasure Box Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, Rust Effect Paste Brown Rust - Prima/Finnabair, Ranger Distress Oxide Spray Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber, Quote Chips, Foundations Clawfoot Corners, Long Fasteners - Idea-ology, Alchemy Metallic Wax Bronze Age - Prima, Piercing Tool - Sizzix.