Friday, 14 February 2014

Oriental Configuration Boxes


One of my prizes from the Arty Inklings December challenge was a configuration box. Unfortunately the first parcel went astray, but Anita kindly sent me another package which arrived yesterday.


Two lots of the inside boxes are exactly the same size. So I painted them in haystack fresco paint and stamped LP images onto pre-cut canvas panels in black archival. 


Attached the boxes together with a hinge and a couple of brads.


And at the front I attached a clasp.


And the tops.


And one side.


And the other side.  

Artful Times have a theme of box clever this week.

24 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

love how you've made this box...great idea and finished piece.

Hazel Agnew said...

That's intriguing Sam. Looking at it on iPad with no text. Need to look on computer later. Likey wot I see. Xx

chrissies said...

Interesting idea Sam--I have never heard of one of those boxes-off to have alook at them

Chrissie x

Alison said...

Fantastic way to use those little boxes Sam! xxx

butterfly said...

Oh, how cool is that - love your little hinged chest... fantastic idea!
Alison x

chrissies said...

Just seen this at artful Times Sam. Thanks for joining us there for the box challenge

Love Chrissie x

Deborah said...

That is so cool, Sam. And once again, you wasted no time in using your prize. You're a craftin' fool :-)

Helen said...

oh, brilliant!! Can't believe you only just got your parcel though, lol!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Great idea Sam, it's gorgeous.

Marianne said...

Never seen these boxes before, but you made a lovely creation with them.
xxx Marianne

massofhair said...

Love your thinking Sam, brilliant box:-) xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

what a great idea Sam talk about think outside the box lol love what you have done with theses. the panels look great xx

Amanda said...

This is a fabulous box, love those hinges.
Love
Amanda x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fabulous idea Sam. This is a great make. It looks as if you could do magic tricks with this box, as if it were part of an Oriental conjuror's props. Julie Ann xx

Lottie me said...

Wow Sam these are awesome - great lateral thinking

Sue said...

This is very clever Sam, love how you've joined it all together xx

craftimamma said...

I agree with the others Sam, what a clever idea and love the canvas panels.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sandy said...

So clever you are - this looks like an oriental trunk. You are always giving me great ideas! Where in the world do you get the time to make so many neat things.
And I have to tell you I really love seeing all your personal pictures.
Sandy xx

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea. Love your chest, especially the hinged idea.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times and sorry about the Linky thing.
N eet xx

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Your stamped canvases suits the box perfectly ~ lovely!

Von said...

Gorgeous Sam it reminds me of the trunks they used to take on cruises
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times

Nelle said...

What a nice idea, I really like the hinged opening. It looks very nice, and is practical too.

hazel said...

A fabulous project Sam, I love the canvas panels.
xxx Hazel.

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Sam, oh wow thats just really fabby, so love what youve done. and the other boxes to. Hugs Sandra X

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