Many of you asked for a Tutorial on how I make the Steampunk Boxes, so here you go....
Eileen Hull Square Box XL Scoreboard Die by Sizzix
Medium weight Chipboard or Matboard
Ranger Glue n Seal
Tim Holtz Clockworks Gear Embossing folder
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint or DecoArt Acrylic Paint
Double Sided Tape
Tim Holtz Metal Gears
2 Part Liquid Resin
Plaid Mod Melts Molds
DecoArt Lustre Metallic Waxes
Sharp Craft Knife
High Tac Glue
Embossing/Diecutting machine Vagabond or BigShot
Begin by cutting your chipboard or matboard with the Square Box Die (you will need to cut 2 pieces). Assemble your box, here is a quick video showing how to do it Sizzix Youtube .
Apply a good coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish Carbon Paint
If you don't have the Chalky Finish you can use DecoArt Americana Lamp Black Acrylic Paint. I prefer the Chalky Finish myself.
If you choose to use the Label Hinge that comes with the box, use all of the same steps and once it's dry apply it with the thick tac glue to your box top. Be sure to glue it on leaving a wee bit of space between it and the front of the box. If it's too close, it will be too tight to work with.