Thursday, 19 July 2012

Dry embossing week: recycling

Hi, 
Our recycling/upcycling expert has striked again, and this project was a huge hit amongst the DT members back stage. I'm sure you will love it too. 
Gio is the expert I am talking about as I'm sure you would have guessed. What do you think of this one?  We would love to know. Let us know in a comment below... 


This time I've upcycled a shower-gel empty bottle, to use it as ....


I cut the bottle with an exacto knife, and I made several holes along the front borders and two holes on the back of it.
I cut two strips from a Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas A4 sheet. I coloured them swiping the Pumice Stone Distress ink pad, then covering it with Picket Fence distress stain.
(For the pink side I swiped Worn Lipstick Distress ink pad then Picket Fence)
Then I put the strips on the Sizzix Paisley Palooza embossing folder and through the embossing machine. Then I swiped the canvas with the Plum Archival ink pad to stand out the raised parts.

I peeled off the canvas and I sticked it to the plastic bottle, covering front and back side. With the help of a felt needle I added a ribbon on the front side , some pieces of chain and I glued some beads.
You can use it as a container in the bathroom or in your craftroom, but if you make a suitable hole on the back you can use it as phone holder for the plug.










Products Gio used
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Daisy Blast & Paisley Palooza Set
Plum Archival ink
TH Worn Lipstick Distress ink
Pumice Stone Distress ink
TH Picket Fence stain
Glass bead mix: Think pink





15 comments:

  1. So beautiful.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  2. Mega impressed I love recycling things my oh now puts things to one side now knowing I'll want to use it lol. thanks for this definitely will have a go it looks marvellous and very creative x

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  3. Mega impressed I love recycling things my oh now puts things to one side now knowing I'll want to use it lol. thanks for this definitely will have a go it looks marvellous and very creative x

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  4. Where on earth does she get her ideas from - this is fabulous! x

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  5. You never fail to amaze me with your ideas Gio. This is inspired! The problem is I will be hoarding even more stuff destined for the bin now!

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  6. Very clever idea, and it doesn't end up as landfill. Francesca

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  7. Beautiful, practical and environmentally friendly. Will probably be trying to recreate this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a terrific idea this is, great work!

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  9. Fabulous, fabulous and even more fabulous than usual!! This is gorgeous and I love the use of the canvas.I NEED that embossing folder!!
    Juliaxx

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  10. I don't know how you come up with such amazing design concepts! Beautiful project! Thank you1

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  11. Wow, where do you get those fantastic ideas? This is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Fun, green, beautiful, technically clever AND useful, you don't see that everyday !

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  13. Totally fabulous great idea

    Maggie H

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