Friday, March 18, 2011

Foam Box Instructions

Greetings all!


Recently (before this blog) I posted a couple photos to my Splitcoaststampers Gallery of foam boxes that I made by die cutting fun foam.  Since I had not seen this done before, I thought there might be interest in more details now that I can show a step-by-step series.


For this project I used fun foam with Spellbinders Labels 1 dies. The walls of the box were made by using the two smallest sizes of dies centered in each other on the foam, resulting in a foam "frame". About 10 of these were cut and stacked to form the walls, and glued together on a solid cutout of the second smallest die.  The lid was made by attaching one of the smaller cutouts to the underside of a larger cutout.




 To make the walls smooth on the outside, I covered them with Liquitex Modeling Paste gel medium (it has marble dust in it). 




After drying, I sanded the sides. Here's how it looked:




Then I covered the sides with a strip of coated laser paper to further smooth it. I stamped a strip of white tissue paper with a flourish from the PTI Fancy Flourishes set with Tsukineko glue pad, and dusted pink glitter over it. I did the same thing to the foam top. Covered the sides of the box with the glittered flourishes, and the top with paper roses. The final touch was a ridge of Scribbles white iridescent 3D paint along the upper edge (to hide where the paper didn't quite meet the sides). Also a cutout of the box top edge from white laser paper, glued on the top of the box inside, to give it a finished look.



I enjoyed the project so much, I had to do another one.  The construction of this box was the same, but instead of using a strip of paper on the outside, I painted the surface with diluted reinker.  The top was made from fun foam then covered with a piece of smooth paper stamped with one of the JustRite Applique Decorative Borders & Centers stamps, which had been painted with Stampin Up markers (Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, and Certainly Celery). The crystal embellishments are Jolee's Jewels Crystallized Swarovski Elements (hotfix).


I hope you enjoyed the process.  Stay tuned for more, I've got tons of ideas!

Cyndie







2 comments:

  1. Have never seen this done before with foam, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi Cyndie!
    Thanks for all the help yesterday at the Copic class. I really enjoyed talking to you and learning from your artistic ability!

    Tina G.

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