Give a beautiful gift that's delicious, too! This Decorative Chocolate Box from Candace Jedrowicz is a fun and functional gift. If you want to learn to do craft work, follow this tutorial.
- Chocolate box
- Pens, pencils
- Decorative paper
- Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Polymer clay
- Gold Leaf
- Wire frame
- I gathered papers and images that appealed to me and set about visualizing my “Sweetness of Life in 2011″ concept. I wrote affirmations and prayers on the inside of the top half of the box. I sanded the outside of the chocolate box to prep for decoupage. Then I made my assemblage decisions and went to town with my Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue.
- Hands, hearts, bright colors, coffee cups, glitter, gems, sweets and chocolate are things you’ll find in most of my art. They represent joy on a base a level. That childlike joy for those magical things is ever present for me. I don’t just love them, I allow them to work through me, through my heart and my hands.
- When I started to think about what the chocolates would say about the theme, I decided to do individually constructed centers. I would normally use chocolate shaped hump molds to make hollow pieces.
- A small amount of polymer clay can cover this type of center and be smoothed successfully. The bonus is that you don’t have to try to take the polymer clay off! I ended up gold leafing the heart. I felt it brought balance to the piece.
- For more detailed pieces, you can use a wire frame to wrap the foil around.
- The wire allows you to reposition the piece without losing integrity. Notice that I didn’t try to wire the thumb. It was small enough to add when the rest of the hand was shaped and positioned.
- It’s important to make and place your main pieces so you’ll know how many filler pieces you’ll need. I only needed three filler bits, and even those are symbolic in this piece as a whole.
- Several of the symbols called for gold leaf. They represent celebration, prosperity, adventure and the secondary theme – “We will write our own story.”