I drew a box/bag on paper (several times) - finally got it right - huge sigh of relief!!
Method to my madness:
Two colors of water soluble oil sticks were randomly drawn on ordinary card stock paper - brushed with water using foam brush.
Once dry, added squiggly lines with gold Krylon pen.
Scanned the box/bag drawing and printed on the back side of beautifully painted card stock, then cut it out.
I have a huge collection of tools that I use once in a blue moon. Today I used a bone folder to score the fold lines and Japanese punch - to punch holes (of course!!)
Before the box was assembled, a decorative edge was cut on the front flap - another wonderful tool in my arsenal. The one seam was adhered using double-sided tape. Holes punched on top front, back and front flap for ribbon tie. (Photo taken before holes punched into front flap.)
I made two boxes. I "goofed" on the first one (left) because the seam ended up on the front. Not to worry - mistakes happen. I simply added some dimensional paint and now it looks intentional - cool huh?! I altered my pattern - the second box (right) is what I had in mind in the beginning - the seam in the back.
You may ask yourself "Was it worth all the trouble?" - to me, yes it was!
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