Basic Box: Square Tray

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If you're a beginner to Cartonnage, start with this lesson!
Master the basics of Cartonnage while you learn how to make a tray!




Today's lesson will focus on introducing the basics of Cartonnage to beginners.

This is a lesson packed with techniques and information that are essential
in order to make your own Cartonnage boxes.

Cartonnage means cardboard craft in French.

A traditional European craft involving making a box
by covering 'carton', or cardboard with fabric.

The best thing about Cartonnage is being able to create your own unique items
by covering pain cardboard with fabric that has a design or color that you like.

This lesson teaches you how to make a fun, cute cartonnage.

In today's lesson, Kozue, who has been producing beautiful pieces of art,
will thoroughly show the basics of Cartonnage for beginners.

Kozue will show you how to make the tray while carefully explaining the entire process.
So by the time you have mastered the contents of this lesson you'll be able to make your own original tray.

She will explain the basic tools needed for Cartonnage, what you need to take note of to give your tray a beautiful finish,
tips on how to make the whole process smoother, and more.

The lesson visually demonstrates the process and lets you easily understand even complicated steps,
so those with experience with Cartonnage can also take this lesson to review their skill!



By mastering the basic rectangular tray, you'll be able to make various kinds of Cartonnage products.

Once you've mastered the techniques, make lots of Cartonnage trays of varying sizes and fabric prints!

Use it at home as an accessory tray,
or in your own salon or classroom as a snack tray. The possibilities are endless!

Spending time to make your unique boxes and trays lets you feel connected to the items you make!
So take this opportunity to enjoy making your own basic rectangular tray!
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