Gorjuss diorama card

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 24 Apr, 2017

Craft a cosy woodland scene for 'The owl' surrounding her with die-cut trees and sweet little creatures. The Tales of Willson Wood decoupage provides a lovely frame for a forest scene and co-ordinates beautifully with the delicate feathers of 'The Owl' artwork. Simply follow the instructions to construct the basic diorama structure.

1. Cut a rectangle of kraft cardstock to measure 29 x 21cm. Score at 1cm and 7cm from each edge, using a 4 in 1 embossing pen. Draw pencil lines from the top to bottom of the box at 3cm, 4cm, 5cm and 6cm on both sides, landing between the score lines. These marks will be used as a guide for gluing in the partitions.

2. On a separate 21 x 15cm panel of kraft cardstock, measure and mark lines 6cm from the base, 3cm from each edge and 2cm from the top. Join them to form a rectangle that measures 13 x 9cm. Carefully cut out to create an aperture, using a self-healing cutting mat and a sharp craft knife. This will be the front panel.

3. Make two identical partitions for the diorama; cut two cardstock panels that measure 17 x 21cm. Mark horizontal lines 1cm from the top and 6cm from the base. Mark 2cm from each vertical edge and, as before, remove the central panel. This should measure 14 x 13cm. Score 1cm from the sides and fold to the back.

4. Cover the front panel and the outside of the main body with green Wilson Wood paper from the decoupage pack. When all decorated, build the box by gluing the partitions between the pencil lines on the sides. Finish by attaching the box front securely with Anita's Tacky Glue. 

5. Stamp and heat emboss ‘The Owl’ mini stamp. Colour with Santoro Dual-tip Watercolour Pens and neatly cut out.

6. Line the back of the box with Festive Fauna paper. Die cut a tree and glue the base of the trunk and tips of the branches to the partition.

7. Die cut another tree from Willson Wood paper, using the Xcut Family Tree Die, and cut in half. Trim some lower branches. Repeat with a sheet of kraft cardstock and glue together, ensuring that the same branches have been snipped.

8. Glue half a tree to each side of the second partition. Die cut several green grass border strips, ink the edges and attach to the partitions. Fussy cut Willson Wood animals and attach.

9. Glue the decoupage frame to the box front. Colour the smallest leaves with watercolour pens and build up the decoupage with silicone glue. Add the small leaves to the die-cut trees.

10. Attach a sentiment to the base and adhere a metal name plate on top. Embellish with paper leaves and Willson Wood charms. Finish with an embellishment cluster in the top left corner.

Project and how-to instructions by Mags Woodcock. Project originally published in the December issue (77) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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