The inspiration for this project is images by the 19th century French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. And once again I have used my new “Bejeweled” Collage Sheet as a source of many of the embellishments. The images on the front of the cabinet are surrounded by jewelry from the sheet.
The construction of the cabinet is the same as for the Couture a Bejeweled cabinet with the exception of the placement of the hinges and the strip of chipboard in the center of the doors. The hinges I used for this cabinet were bulkier than the ones that I used in the Bejeweled cabinet, which meant that the gap between the doors was wider. I attached a piece of chipboard covered in decorative paper to the inside of one of the doors so that when closed, the gap is filled.
The other difference in this cabinet is in the placement of the hinges. In order to accommodate bulkier embellishments; like the chipboard fence, I mounted the hinges close to the edge of the box. For the Bejeweled cabinet I mounted the hinges as far back as possible on the box. I used the same box for both projects. You can see in the photos above the difference in where I attached the hinges.
Instead of wooden finials for feet I used brass box feet. Since the doors hang down further than the box I attached the feet to the box at a different point that on the doors so that the box would be level.
Alpha Stamps Products Used for Cabinet:Thin Border Stickers-Gold