Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Medicine Box by Lynda

This project was a lot of fun for me to do...though it was not easy!  I recently had to have surgery, and wanted to have a place to put all of my medicine in one place...in a container that was attractive.  I didn't like how the first one turned out...and though this one is not perfect, I love how it all turned out! Just because I use this for one thing, doesn't mean I will always be using it as a "medicine box"...you never know when I will decide to use it for something totally different!  

Supply list:
Creative Paperclay (at least 1 package)
Rolling pin (or item to roll out clay)
Xacto knife
Silent Setter (or something to create small holes with)
White paint
Molds (flower and leaf)
Radiant Pearls paint
Container to use as a mold (I used a Longaberger basket protector)


Step one:  Flatten out your Creative Paperclay.  This needs to be wide enough to go around the whole container you are using.  I used 1 1.2 packages for this project.  

Step two:  Cut the corners out of the clay.  Lay it on top of the basket protector so you can finish it up.     

Step three:  Using your stylus, cut the excess off from where the top is around all 4 edges.  

Step four:  Using a Silent Setter (or other type of round hole punchers), start to put 3 holes down each side of the box. Repeat all around the box.   

Step five:  Using the small end of the stylus, pull out the little clay pieces from the holes you have created.   

Step six:  Using the water, soften out any of the imperfections in the clay - let dry overnight... 

 Step seven:  After the piece has dried overnight - add it to the inside of the basket protector to dry on the inside of the basket.  

Step eight:  While the box is drying, mold the flowers you are wanting to use - along with the flowers. After they have dried at least overnight, then paint the flowers and leaves using your favorite choice of paint.   

Step nine:  When the box is completely dried, paint it with white paint...  You might need to do 2 coats or more, depending on what you want it to look like.

Step ten: After the box has dried, start to add the ribbon to the sides, creating a bow at the very top.  I tied the bow twice to make sure the ribbon didn't come undone.

Step eleven:  Add a simple stamp or signature to the bottom of the box, showing you created it.

Step twelve:  When the paint has dried on the flowers and leaves, start to add them to the box using hot glue.

Thank you for checking out my project, personally I love the ribbons on the side - though it was not easy to get the holes the right way to thread the ribbon through!  I hope you enjoy making your own project...and make sure to share with us what you have done!  

Lynda Jeffs
Creative Paperclay Design Team

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