Saturday, 24 October 2015

Anyone for Wine?

Hi again,
back with another project from the craft retreat - this time I'm sharing an altered wine box. I always have at lease one bottle of something to give as a gift at xmas, and by decorating the box it comes in it kinda doubles the gift.
So I'd been experimenting with the Sizzix hexagon dies - they are designed to be used for quilting, but I've used them here to create a faux quilted effect.
Basically I die cut a load of hexagons from the galvanised and gold leaf paper from Papeterie Crafts. I've used paper for a reason - I used card for the first prototype and found the card was a bugger to stick round the box, it kept trying to lift. The paper is 120gsm so it's a good weight to work with.
I decided on how many different designs I wanted and put the diecuts into equal piles.... some were stamped using Tim Holtz stamps and Ranger White Pigment ink, some are embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folders, some are heat embossed and some are just plain for contrast.
Because the hexagons don't fit perfectly around the wine box, I filled the gap and covered the lid with some Ranger Foil Tape that I'd embossed.
It doesn't matter if the hexagons are stuck on perfectly - I used a bottle of distress stickles to hide any gaps. 
You could always add more embellishments - maybe some die cut poinsettias or snowflakes  to the box - or even a sleigh and some reindeer.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate any comments Debz x


Janice said...

Great gift idea, love the patchwork effect, Jx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Cool idea Debbi. I've been looking at hexagons lately, it's the one shape I don't have in my die kit! Now you've made me want to spend money! LOL. Fab wine gift box. Hugs, Wends x

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