Good to see you! Here is
another idea in this strand
for re-using the paper/card
that might end up in the
Jane Castle has been looking
through her re-cycling.........
"Hello Everyone, today I would very much
like to show you how I started with these .......
and ended up with this:
As I'm one of those people that think
'That might come in handy' I tend to
have a few empty packages in store
so this project was fairly easy to make.
The outer casing was from a Supermarket
shelf that had been displaying deoderants.
It measures 25cm wide, 12.5cm deep
and 13.5cm high at the back.
I then also added a piece of stiff board
to the back for the clipboard which
measures 19cm x 23cm.
I played around with the internal arrangement
before I cut any boxes to size.
Next a made up a spray paint mix ready
to add universal colour to all the internal parts
that were not going to be covered with
The mix was roughly 2 parts Mermaid,
1 part Beach hut and 2 parts water.
I sprayed the insides of all the small inserts
but didnt worry about the base of the
outer shell as that would not be seen.
The front and sides were then covered with
Kaisercraft Basecoat IV Collection Broadwalk.
This paper was also used for the clip board---
there was just enough left to cover one of the
small boxes and the 2 tubes.
The remaining boxes were then covered in
FabScrapes Hoot & Toot.
2 of the birds from their Scrapping Goodies
were used for the embellishments.
The embellishments were then given 2 coats of paint.
The heart I stippled to give an uneven effect.
Detail was then added
I love poppy seed heads and dry several
at this time of year to add to various projects --
for this one I cut the seed pod in half
and then sprayed.
Fancy Cord/ Bakers Twine was added
to the front and the seed pod.
Adhesive gems were added for the birds eyes
and once I'd given the larger leaves 2 coats
of clear embossing powder the stamped detail had
almost disappeared so I then re-inked the stamp
and heated the embossing powder again
placing the stamp into the molten glaze.
Finally some dried grass from a Stipa flower
was placed behind the butterfly.
This took 2 sheets of 12x12 papers and a few
embellishments ---- probably things we all
have in our stash!
The clipboard is to be used for a reminder
of birthdays for each month."
A lovely project to keep us busy
now that the evenings are
drawing in. Many thanks Jane
I had forgotten about making a
spray with the Fresco paints -
so useful for getting colour into
the nooks and crannies