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.


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!

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.