Saturday, May 23, 2015
Slider pen boxes!
the Diva Challenge #218 came along : White on Black or Found (object) and I decided to also make a box for Gelly Rolls. I have The Ultimate from Crafter's Companion which is awesome for making boxes. I also have the boxer board. You don't have to have either but it sure makes measuring easier! I ran across this video that is great to explain the concept so that you can make whatever size boxes you want. I figured out my measurements after watching the video. I did use wet glue instead (Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive). And I would suggest making your first box from scrap or inexpensive card or even paper, just to get the measurements right. I made a few samples before I was happy with the result. For my final versions, I used a heavyweight pearlescent cardstock for the drawers. For the wrap around of the Micron box (white) I used watercolor paper. For the Gelly Roll (black) box I used Strathmore Artagain paper. I cut and scored my paper before drawing, then used a fixative before gluing. Best of all, the boxes fit into my Art Bin so my pens can always be horizontal even when I'm toting them to class. I have the Art Bin Super Satchel Double Deep with the dividers thanks to a suggestion from fellow CZT Juliette Fiessinger. One of these days I may just fill up an entire section of it with boxes of pens and pencils! (ok, maybe more than one section.)
Tangles used: Nipa, Meer, Twing, Quandary, Printemps, Auraknot, Huggins, Cadent and Shattuck.