|Project by Boxguy||posted 04-22-2012 05:27 AM||1845 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
Nancy does wonderful art work and I make boxes. We combined talents to make something we could not make working by just by ourselves…artistic boxes.
The first is “Trees in Technicolor.” It is Sepele with Ebony corner splines. The second is “When Worlds Collide” the box is Macore and the corner splines, rails and tray are Movingui. The third is “Love in Bloom” is again Macore with Movingui splines. Nancy painted her part on gesso board with a new acrylic paint that lets her have a three dimensional look to her work. As an added touch she did a smaller art piece that shows when you open the box. I tried to pick out woods that I thought would best go with Nancy’s choice of colors. For example the ebony splines bring out the black colors in the tree depictions. I sealed her work in a plastic freezer bag while I assembled, sanded, finished, and wax the wooden parts then cut away the bag when my part was finished.
Boxes like these have sold well and we are both pleased with the collaboration. You can build a box that will showcase almost any graphic talent and it is fun.
Thanks for looking and commenting.
-- Big Al in IN