So, if you saw my last post you know what I have to work with, and this was the starting point:
I decided I wanted to use the milk carton to create depth to my project. Initially I intended on using some Tim Holtz trees, so cut the front of the carton out to the correct height of the largest tree. It was really easy to cut with a craft knife actually. I made sure the join on the carton sat at the back
I cut off the top of the carton. Removed the plastic poorer, and cut a little bit out of the side flaps so I could fit a wire into the top when I popped it back in the top of my carton. I stuck it down with strong double sided tape
I then popped my lights in and some card, to see what it would look like
It's funny, you know that random peg, that just seems to have appeared in your craft room....well, now I found a use for it - and even remembered where it was!!
I made a base out of cardboard, which I placed in the bottom of the box
And then started cutting hills from white card, and added the smaller tree
And then....found my Graphic 45 book and changed my mind!! Aaaagh. I do this all the time. Cut out a page for the back and side of the box, and then fussy cut Dorothy. There are so many elements in this pad which I can use. So now I'm having a dilemma, and don't know what to do. What do you prefer?
Whilst I make my mind up, I have decided I want to use the paper to give me texture. So I used Mod Podge to apply the newspaper. I applied a layer of glue
Then scrunched up the newspaper, and popped it on with the glue. I made sure there was plenty of wrinkles, tears and bumps
It almost looks like material. It doesn't matter what it looks like, as I will be painting this.
Now, I need it to dry....and make up my mind what the next step will be :)