Monday, September 23, 2019

Beware Scare Box

Hello everyone!! So glad you stopped by, Kelly here with a Beware Scare Box for Halloween today. I love Halloween and I like to have small decorations setting around that create some mystery for the viewer, this box does just that, I think. 


I found this little box that has a nice lid and closes well, it was already black so I didn't have to paint the outside of the box. I did, however, paint the inside a bit along the sides.  
























Blank Page Muse stamps used for this project are - 

Beware Bat Badge

First, clean up your box and paint any edges or creases that need to be touched up. Then paint a backdrop piece for the back of the box. For this project, paint cardstock with your fingers in orange, yellow, and green for Halloween, glue into the back of the box. To measure the background piece, lay the box on the back of the painted piece and trace around it. When you cut, cut just inside the traced lines to fit in the box. Set aside.

Now, stamp all of your Halloween images in VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and color with colored pencils and gamsol. The images will need to be fussy cutout, lay them aside.



 Next, you will need to create an accordion fold to glue all of the images you have ready to create the vignette inside the box. If you have a scoreboard, score your paper every 1/4" for 6 times then fold along the lines in an accordion style. Leave a 1/4" edge on the front and the back for the glue.


Decide on how you want your images to appear in the box, then start with the back and glue in the background piece and one or two of the images on the back. Remember to glue them a bit high on the background piece so that they will show when the piece is finished. Then decide how you want the images to look inside of the box, make sure that you arrange them from tallest to shortest and stagger them on your accordion folds. When you have decided how you want them to appear, glue them in place and let dry. Run a glue line down the folds and on the tabs you left and place it in the box. hold in place until the glue is set. 

Attach a few extra images to the front cover.



Using a sheet of washi tape, add to the front of the box attaching a printed paper panel and one of the fussy cut images to the front of the box. My box didn't need a closure but if it did I would have created a belly band to hold it together.


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