Trunk or Treat



Hello, Friends! Mitsyana Wright here with a spooktacular project for you all.  September officially kicks off pumpkin season!! We're rolling into fall and I can't wait to escape the three-digit heat and wrap up in soft sweaters. With fall comes my absolute favorite holiday of the year... HALLOWEEN!! So I knew I just had to make something with Authentique's Masquerade Collection !!


I started by cutting my papers in half to make 2- 6" × 12" pieces. I was able to get 2 pieces from each paper for a total of 4 pieces.

Next, I ran all 4 pieces through my Xyron Creative Station. I applied one of each paper onto Sizzix Mat Board, cover both the back and front of the board.


Then, with a Sizzix Big Shot, I die-cut the covered mat board pieces using Eileen Hull's Treasure Box die. This is a 13-inch die and my paper is only 12 inches long so I only cover and die-cut the main pieces to create the box. I will cut the accessories pieces out separately later on in this project.


Once I've cut 2 sets of panels I'll start assembly. To assemble the box I first folded along the pre-scored areas.


Then I added glue to the little tabs at the ends and attached to its twin panels opposite. The tab will attach to a panel with no tab.  I made sure the edges lined up, then I secure it in place with a clothespin till the glue set.

I did these steps for both the top and bottom of my trunk.


Then added more glue to attach the bottom and top panels. Once I was satisfied with the placement I weighted the panels down with heavy flat objects- in this case, I just used a couple extra dies I had laying around. 


Once the glue was dry, I stacked the pieces onto each other to form a complete box. I placed rubber bands in a criss-cross/ hatch pattern to align them perfectly and temporarily secure them in place.


I die cute the accessories pieces, which were handles and hinges, out of 110 lb black cardstock. I double layered these pieces so I ended up using a total of 4 hinges and 6 handles to make 2 hinges and 3 handles.

Then I added the hinges to the outside back of my box, lining up the crease of the hinge to the edge where the two halves meet.  


Then, similarly,  I also used the rubber bands to assist me in attaching the metal feet. I wrapped one rubber band close to where I was to attach them and as I added glue and attached them I simply fastened the rubberband over top to hold it in place.

It's a neat trick to get all 4 feet on at the same time without waiting for each to take hold first. Such a time saver for sure!!


Then... more rubber bands! These were to assist with the trunk handles on the sides of the trunk as well as the front.


I took a few punch-outs from the Masquerade Collection and covered the images with a clear glaze to make them look like epoxy embellishments. 


For the top cover, I added one of the Masquerade punch-outs and added a few black die-cut leaves.

I inked a few brown peonies and orange rose buds with black soot ink and added them over the leaves. 

Then lastly, I added my glazed skull, bat, and spider. 


And here is my finished project...






I hope you enjoyed my project for today and it inspires you to create creepy cool in the process!!
Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you again soon!!





Supplies:
Authentiques's Masquerade Collection- Masquerade One, Masquerade Five, Masquerade Elements Cardstock Die-cuts
Sizzix Big Shot, Eileen Hull Treasure Box, Sizzix Mat Board, Xyron Creative Station, I Am Roses- Peonies, Rosebuds, David Tutera Eucalyptus Leaf, Tim Holtz Foundations Metal Feet, Distress Oxide Ink- Black Soot, Black Cardstock, Clear Drying Glue,
 Rubber Bands & Clothespins (optional but recommended)

 

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