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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Dodecagon Box


The talented Neet asked me what books I've been using for the different shaped boxes I've been playing around with making. And I thought it'd be kinda dull if I just posted the details on their own. So I picked out another box to try out. This time a Dodecagon carton.


I printed out the design onto A4 card, flipped it over and adhered Anna Griffin Darcy Collection Pattern Paper to the reverse. I then cut the box out, glued it together and I could have left it there. The shape looks interesting enough on it's own.


But I couldn't resist adding some decorations to the top. I took three more Darcy papers and made three paper roses a la Wendy Vecchi. I threw in some feathers and bits n bobs from my stash to add texture and there we have it.


This particular box came from the book The Packaging & Design Templates Sourcebook.


The other two books I have are Structural Package Designs and Big Book of Boxes. All of them can be found at my favourite design shop, Magma. We have a store in Manchester and I believe there's one in London too. All three books come with CDs with the templates on them.

7 comments:

kjjc said...

Heh love it. You know me and paper engineering. This is fab.Like those papers too.

Cath Wilson said...

Wow, you're brave - duodecagonal? Hard enough to say, let alone do! Looks fab, Paul :)

Michele said...

Lovely, Paul - gorgeous roses x

Neet said...

Wow Paul - another stunner! You are the King of Boxes.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is just so stunning! Wonderful colours and execution too! There's a whole other career awaiting you somewhere ... x xlexa

~JulieH~ said...

Hello Paul I just found your blog whilst looking at the PDC. Your work is gorgeous especially the wonderful boxes. I love them!
Juliex

alan.ruthb said...

Hi The box looks lovely now it is finished. Thanks for showing me how to make the roses I will try other variations of them and let you know the results asap.

Ruth