Forgotten RepositoryForgotten Repository is a shadowbox I made for the 7gypsies booth using the new Conservatory paper, one of two collections that will be introduced at CHA this week. There was some interest in the piece so 7gypsies asked if I would show how I made it (it really is very simple). I am sure you could figure it out on your own, but just in case, I will give you the step by steps here. If you visit the 7gypsies blog you will find the template (pattern) for cutting the pack of 8 x 8" book board I used to make it. If the template is too small to read, drag it to the desk top and print from there. It will print full size. As always, I use a rotary cutter, acrylic ruler and self healing mat when cutting book board. It is the best home method I have found.
Once your book board is cut you should have:
One 6 x 8" back piece
Ten 1 1/2 x 8" pieces
Two triangle shaped roof pieces
You will need 8 of the 1 1/2 x 8" strips (the other two strips are for the roof)
Glue two strips together (I like Glossy Accents for this) to make one thicker strip. Repeat until you have 4 doubled strips.
NOTE: You can make this box with single pieces of book board but I felt because of the size it needed to appear thicker, like it really could hold up a roof. This is totally optional of course, really just a matter of taste.
Use a liquid glue to adhere the sides to the back. Hold in place till dry.
Lay end piece next to opening. Mark cutting line.
Repeat on opposite end.
|Don't worry if glue shows, it will all be covered in the end.|