This watercolored gift box set uses just one Spectrum Aqua Marker. An easy to make project that is sure to impress!
How to watercolor the box lids
First, trim two sheets of 8 1/2” x 11” Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock as shown in picture.
Then apply anti-static powder to each panel, if desired. On the three lid panels, use VersaMark ink to stamp flowers. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. On the left-over scrap panels, stamp and heat emboss more flowers. These extra flowers will be used to embellish the boxes.
Next, to watercolor the box lids, color Kingfisher Aqua marker randomly around the flowers.
After that apply a wet watercolor brush to an uncolored area, and then work the brush into the ink color. The ink will begin to flow into the wet areas, and you can continue to brush the color around as desired. The goal is to create a watercolor background around all the flowers.
How to watercolor the flowers
First, color the flower centers, and then blend out with watercolor brush.
Next color the flower embellishments with the Kingfisher Aqua marker in the areas you want darkest.
Then apply a wet watercolor brush to uncolored area, working the brush up to the ink. The ink will flow into the wet area and create beautiful watercolor flower petals.
Finally, set aside the panels to completely dry. Once dry, trim out all the flowers from the scrap panels and add a pearl to the centers. These will be used to decorate the boxes.
How to make the lids using The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion and The Boxer Board.
First place the lid panel onto The Boxer Board with one edge butted up against the “Box Lid” sidebar. Score at the 1″ line. Repeat this on all edges of all three panels.
Next cut a small v-shaped notch in each of the corners, where the scored lines intersect. The first cut should be along one of the scored lined, and the diagonal line should be cut from the excess corner piece. Fold and crease along each of the scored lines and adhere the corner tabs to form the lids.
How to make the box bottoms using The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion and The Boxer Board.
Start by creating the bottoms using three panels of white cardstock (measurements below). This time butt them up against the “Box Bottom” sidebar to score the lines. Cut corner notches, crease, and adhere the same way as the box lids.
Box bottom cutting and scoring measurements:
- Large box bottom – 11 1/2” x 11 1/2” panel, score at 2 1/2” Box Bottom score line.
- Medium box bottom – 9 1/2” x9 1/2” panel, score at 2 1/2” Box Bottom score line.
- Small box bottom – 7 1/2” X 7 1/2” panel, score at 2 1/4” Box Bottom score line. (Note: The side tabs may need trimmed off a bit on this box bottom before adhering.)
Finally, assemble the boxes by stacking on top of each other, adhering together if desired.
Tie ribbon around the stack and embellish with cut out flowers.
Tutorial Credit: Lori Barnett
Supplies used for this project:
- Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock
- Spectrum Aqua Marker – Kingfisher
- Crafter’s Companion Sheena Douglass Groovin’ 60’s Collection – Bloomin’ Sixties EZMount Rubber Stamps
- The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion and The Boxer Score Board
- Watercolor Brush
- Anti-Static Pouch
- VersaMark Ink Pad
- White Embossing Powder
- Heat Embossing Gun
- 12” x 12” White Cardstock
- White Pearl Stickers
- White Ribbon
- Dimensional Foam Adhesive