Saturday, 21 January 2012

Thinking inside the box - part two!

Pritesh very kindly shared the neat little template for this hexagonal-shaped box on her blog, and I have been itching to have a go at making one all week!

After my experience of making and photographing the square box (also courtesy of Pritesh) last weekend, I decided to take a picture of this new one before adding the acetate window in the lid, in order to avoid reflections - although, of course, the acetate subsequently plays an important role in protecting the quilling inside the box from dust.

I have decorated the outside faces of this box with some die-cut shapes, as the area of the template was too wide to feed the whole thing through my Cuttlebug embossing machine.  Inside the box are some fringed flowers whose petals were made using iris-folding strips. To create the fringing, I folded each strip in half and secured it in a large bulldog clip before snipping the folded edge at an angle. The resulting cut strip is quite easy to roll, and it's possible to 'fluff out' the petals by pressing gently against the fold.

My plan now is to spray the whole box and its contents with lacquer before inserting the acetate window. I think it will then make a pretty and unusual gift.






12 comments:

  1. WOW Philippa!!! This is amazing!!!! Love how you decorated your hexagonal box and the fringed flowers colors!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!

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  2. Beautiful fringed flowers and box!!!love the colors!

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  3. lovely box, and colorful flowers!!!!
    Paula

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  4. Thanks everyone for your very kind comments! I try to respond to everyone who comments directly, unless your e-mail address is unavailable through Blogger - in which case, please know that I appreciate your words very much.

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  5. how generous of her to offer the template. Yours came out beautiful

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  6. It has come out really pretty Philippa! I am vicariously revelling in the compliments! :) You sure have done a wonderful job of it. I must also try these soon! Hugs to you Philippa :)

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  7. WOW! wonderful
    Greetings Baukje

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  8. Lovely box, Philippa! Love the decoration and the fringed flowers! And the way you used different color for each of them! You think great inside the box:)

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