The first thing I always do with 3D projects is put them together to make sure I know where everything goes and how it all fits. (It's important to note that if you are going to use the drop shelf that you attach it in the holes provided before you glue the sides together) I then take it all apart and paper or paint each piece.
After covering the panels I used this paper to cut strips for the edging.I ran the strips through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder to add some texture, then lightly inked them.
For the "metal" corners I used a 1" punch on metallic gold cardstock, then removed a quarter of each one to make a little "Pacman" (yes I AM that old!! LOL) Thanks to Gloria for that idea, which she used on her own beautiful steamer trunk, which you can find HERE.
This is what the embossed strips look like with the corners added:
Then I added some fussy cut images to the large panels at the back of the trunk.
I added some cutouts and stickers to the fronts of the drawers as well.The hinges and latch came from a little wooden box from Dollarama that my friend gave me after I couldn't find matching metal hinges and latches that were small enough. These were perfect!
I glued chains to the drop shelf to keep it level and add interest, and inserted a brad halfway through (sliced into the chipboard with an exacto knife) to serve as a handle.
I had several little bottles of seed beads and microbeads, and this is perfect storage for them; in the drawers I put little jars of paint that were so small they kept getting lost in larger storage spaces....we all know a crafter can never have too much storage! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a creative and happy week!
GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED
8" Steamer Trunk
OTHER ITEMS USED
Bo Bunny Juliet paper collection
gold metallic cardstockwhite glue
Darice embossing folderpale blue and brown inks
hinges and latch from Dollarama wooden box