Sunday, 12 September 2010

Beehive Explosion Box Pt 4

I've now finished the tags for the explosion box. When I printed out the designs, they came out extremely dark on the laser printer, so I had to increase the transparency to over 75% and do some editing to make them work correctly. I was then able to colour them using colour pencils, blending the colours where necessary, and then picking out the detail with a very fine permanent black marker.

I then cut them out, and backed them with card which I'd embossed with the honeycomb Fiskar's Texture Plate to match the rest of the box. Then I discovered that the large ones didn't fit in the holders! Today I worked on those and they now fit properly. I also inked the backs of the tags with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Pumice Stone and Wild Honey.

Here are the finished tags.

12 Completed Tags 12 Sep 10

This is close-up of the small tags for the inner box:

13 Small Tags 12 Sep 10

and here are the larger ones for the outer box:

14 Large Tags 12 Sep 10

For details of the story behind these tags, please see my previous post, here.

This picture shows the embossed and distress inked backs of the tags:

14 Tag Backs 12 Sep 10

Finally, here is a mock-up of the box so far, with the flower attached in the centre:

15 Box with Tags and Flower 12 Sep 10

I am very pleased with how it is coming together so far, and with the way the colours have co-ordinated.


  1. Shoshi this really should be in an art gallery. It is so way cool. Everyone should get to look at it!

  2. Stunning Shoshi, love all the honeycomb embossing


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