We have a great challenge on Technique Time Tuesday this month called Caught In Crystal. It's really inspired the DT, so much so that we're coming up with lots of tips and variations which can be seen here.
This little box began as a thin sheet of acetate, being thin made it easy to bend into the box after decorating, although the tissue has made it a little more rigid. I began with an A4 sheet and added my Crystal Laquer with a few drops of alcohol ink in blue and purple. Once the colouring was as I wanted it I lay a crumpled sheet of silver tissue paper over the top and dabbed it down gently. Leave to dry thoroughly, be patient, I know it's hard but if it's not set you can make a terrible mess of it (I know from experience!) and then you'll have to do it all again, including the waiting!!
Once completely dry, overnight is best...don't try using a heat gun, it will melt!, you can then mark out your box template. Draw this out on the tissue side in pencil, it's easier and it won't be seen when finished, and cut out. To fix the flaps together I have used the red double sided tape as it's very sticky and works so well on acetate. Being acetate gives it a beautiful sparkle and shine, smooth as glass.
And as they say 'that's all there is to it'. You can make unique little gift boxes as no two will ever turn out the same. If you wish to hide the crumpled tissue side you could stick a smooth layer of tissue or thin paper over it before assembling the box. Please pop over to Technique Time Tuesday and have a look at the video tutorial, then come and join us with your creation.
I would like to enter this gift box in the following challenges:
Anything But A Card - #33 Sparkle
Bastel-traum - Gifts/ Boxes