Introduction: Homage to Square Box

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Josef Albers is one of my favourite painters. I decided to customize a MDF box with a "Homage to Square" theme, as a gift to my wife.

Step 1: Step 1

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I started with a MDF box. This one cost me $7.

Step 2: Step 2

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My box comes with a cover and a "cross", which divides the box interior into four smaller spaces.

Step 3: Step 3

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I downloaded a lot of Josef Albers's "Homage to Square" pictures, and edited them, using Adobe Photoshop and CorelDraw. Then, I took them to a printer bureau and printed them on adhesive brilliant paper. It cost around $15. Then, I cut the figures with a stylet.

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Start: I pasted the yellow bands around the cover.

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Then, I put the "Homage to Square" big pictures on both sides of the cover.

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The sides of the box were then coated with the small Albers images, making a continuous band around the chest.

Step 7: Step 7.1

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I fixed then, one by one, the background the images and the inner sides ones of the box, creating a visual mosaic.

One down, three to go.

Step 8: Step 7.2

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Two down, two to go.

Step 9: Step 7.3

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Three down! One to go!

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All set!

Step 11: Total Cost: $22. Working Time: 2h.

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Happy Whatever, Wifey! I love you!


smeira (author)2013-08-02

What a creative gift! Just loved it

Leekatos (author)2013-07-11

Great job. The dull box is now alive.

billbillt (author)2013-07-11


Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-07-10

Very cute! I just love how you did the layering with the colors :D

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