Hello crafty folks! Today I'm sharing a cute set of Halloween-themed stackable Artist Trading Blocks from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
The artist trading block set comes in a package of three graduated sizes. They are pre-scored and easy to bed into place.
I used clamps to hold each section together while the glue set. You can see in some of these photos that I punched a hole in the front panel of each. I was considering knobs or some such embellishment and wanted to have the hole available. I didn't end up using the holes and the paper covered them nicely.
Once the sides and bottom were dry, I cut a strip of paper to wrap around. Using a pencil and scoring tool I prepared the paper. Scoring makes nice corners but isn't critical -- you can easily just use fingers to wrap the paper closely around the corners.
I glued one panel at a time, using the brayer to flatten the glue as much as possible under the paper. You can also mix your glue with a tiny amount of water and brush it onto the box.
You can see I've cut out my bottom panel. I set the box on top of paper and traced around, then tweaked as needed with a paper trimmer.
The top was traced and tweaked also. By this time I knew I wasn't going to use the front holes so I could seal the box up. I started with the front flap, then glued the paper to the top of the box.
Once that dried I glued the front flap of each box, using a weight to hold it down while the glue set up.
The next day I decorated with Dresden trim to disguise most of the joints between different paper pieces.
This is a cute set! I'm looking forward to making a set with Christmas paper, too.
Thanks for visiting today!
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product
Artist Trading Blocks #H1M
Fancy Pants Oct 31 paper
Stickles glitter glue
Rhinestone swirl - Prima
Ranger Glossy Accents
Crafter Pick Ultimate glue
Liquitex matte varnish
Preciosa crystal beads