If it comes to present boxes I like them personalized, and I mean I prefer to make them then to use a ready-made. I made a funky one this time.
I made a gel plate monotype print on my gelli-arts plate using self-made texture stamp (glue on foam board applied with glue gun) and quinacridone magenta and iridescent gold. The box design is an old packaging design of mine, that I made smaller this time (I needed less place, anyway it’s not the size that matters).
I liked the compact size and the wonky lines on my print. That gold accent looked amazing on the print.
I made some stamps, I used Mervynboy from Daniel Torrente and barcode and barcode text from France Papillon, it seemed too much for a little box, but like that I could choose. So Mervynboy is made with archival ink. The barcode is with distress ink and covered with clear embossing powder for some extra shine. One text is stamped with Versamark, the other with distress embossing (for more grunge look) and embossed with black Utee.
So many yummy things, now I had to make the tough decision and create a composition on my box. So I took the barcode, trimmed a piece, stitched it on a white burlap and that became the stand for Mervyn. Trying the texts I went for the grunge one, it was matching Mervyn more.
I added a red ribbon to complete my present, and tadaah:
I am sharing my present box with Stampotique Designer’s challenge: boxes.