Hi everyone, Ann here today, sharing this set of treasure boxes. I love having places to keep special things. The Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts ATC sized faux book box and hidden drawer book box are the perfect size to tuck your favorite things into. I thought combining these boxes with the arched framed openings would be a special way to highlight some favorite stamp designs.
I always like to do a test fit of my pieces without any finishes or glue, this allows me to plan ahead and better understand how the finished piece will look and which sides will be exposed. I wipe down all the edges with a paper towel to remove any of the residue left from the laser cutting process and then layout and put together each box. Today's post will describe the process used to create the hidden drawer box. I created a detailed blog post on the ATC sized faux book box for GSLC in the past, called Wish Keeper. You can find that post here.
Once I have determined how I want the finished pieces to look, I begin selecting papers and, if necessary, creating papers with inks to match the look I am going for. I know I will be using Lynne Perella Stamps as a focal point within the arched framed openings. I plan on using bold bright colors for the images to create the look of stained glass. I create some background papers for the general box coverings from green and gold inks.