Thursday, 14 April 2011

TISSUE BOX by Kat Fullman

Hello to all,
Kat here AKA Kats craft creations
with my second project of the month, I would like to show you a tissue box today, this project is a nice thing to give as a little gift if someone is under the weather to cheer them up.

You can either buy a tissue box, take it apart & make a template
(by drawing around it & cut it 2mm larger on all sides
{leave off the bottom}
so it will slip over the top of another tissue box)
you can then keep it & always have a template ready to use,
or you can paint directly onto a tissue box
with acrylic paint & go from there.
I used a template.

Here's what I used for mine,
from my stash I used,
2 A4 sheets of brown card (for the tissue box base)
stuck together with wet glue,

3 A4 sheets of white card
(cut 4 pieces for the 4 sides,
then cut them into stamp able sized pieces as shown above,
also cut a piece of white card for the top of the tissue box
(to cut the hole out lay the base upside down onto the white card
& drew the oval through the hole & cut out with a craft knife)
TIP if you number the pieces in a top corner
on the back you will know which way round they go
because it's easy to stamp one upside down
(speaking from experience lol)

I used the Artistic Stamper backgrounds as pictured above &

All the images are stamped with Coffee archival ink

Next I blended Distress Inks Bundled Sage & Brushed Corduroy
on alternate pieces, & then edged all the pieces with Walnut Stain,
(So sorry the picture was deleted by accident)

Next I stuck the pieces onto copy paper in the right order
to get them back to 4 solid pieces,
(I edged them with the Walnut Stain so I didn't have any white edges)
Then I glued them to the base as pictured below,

On some left over scraps of white card
I stamped some Butterflies & Dragonflies,
coloured with Bundled Sage,
then embossed them with a clear powder
& attached them with silicone glue to the tissue box.

Here's a couple of close ups,

So once you have your template its an easy project to complete.
with limited stash.
Hope you like it!
I would love to read your comments
thank you Jennie & Hels again, for letting me guest design this month
I am having a ball.

I will leave you with one last picture
(I took it so I may as well use it)LOL

Thanks again,
Have a crafty day!
Kat x.


CraftyJo said...

This is fab! If I had the sniffles it would certainly cheer me up no end, what a great job and a very clear tutorial too.

Anesha said...

Wonderful creation!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning, what amazing detail and just love the colurs and images,hugs cherylx

Sid said...

Fab box, lovely quality of work too !!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

A lovely project and would make a great gift.

Artyjen said...

So much nicer than a plain old tissue box that does not match the decor! Love all the elements you used :)
xoxo Sioux

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Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's fabulous. Thanks for this tutorial.

Barb Cady said...

This is a brilliant idea, I am off to have a go - thanks for the clear tutorial x

craftytrog said...

Wow! Kat, this is fabulous! What a lovely gift idea!
Alison xx

Gez said...

Amazing box. Love the colours :)

Dawn said...

lovely T.Box

Love Dawn xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Awesome tissue box what a fantastic gift.


craftimamma said...

What a fabulous project. Really beautiful Kat and a great tutorial too. I must have a go at this.

Lesley Xx

Minxy said...

Don't know how i missed this one Kat, It's fantastic :D