Hello and happy new year crafty friends! I'm on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today to share a trio of ATCs with you. This is the first chance I'd had to use Graphic 45's Flutter paper set. I love it!
Hello crafty friends! I'm on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today. I have to be honest, I started this Tags In A Box project without real focus. I wanted to use scraps of Graphic 45 papers, things I prepared with fussy cutting or layering, yet never used. Once I started it, I quickly became underwhelmed by my efforts. It was a good idea, but... 'meh' on execution. It was way after midnight and I went to bed with 3 tag fronts laid out, thinking I was too far in to quit, but I needed to sleep on it.
In the morning over coffee, I wondered what I'd do with this project after it was completed. Should I even continue?
Then I remembered Margo. We met at a local monthly art & craft event. My table that month held shadow boxes, embellished greeting cards, altered tins, and such. We bonded over a love of Graphic 45 papers. I see her every once in a while and each time we lament that we've never actually gotten together for crafty time.
Margo, this one's for you. You breathed life into this project and gave it purpose. Thank you. I hope to see you at November's 3rd Friday!
Here is the base. You'll see I was rubbish at taking photos of the steps, but this should help a little.
The small piece in front allows you to display a tag without it sliding forward. Pretty clever design, if you ask me. The kit includes the base as well as 6 tags. The tags are all roughly 4" x 8" and the box has a generous amount of room, so embellishments weren't a concern.
There's even an Extra Tag Set available if you want to fill it up!
I painted the inside black and covered the outside with Renaissance paper and black acrylic paint.
The tags were covered with background paper using Mod Podge. The edges were sanded and then inked with brown marker and a foam pad.
Each tag was assembled with scraps of G45 and embellishments. I used a small cut of gears from the Steampunk Frame to enhance the Steampunk Spells tag. (Visible in the top photo.) I used a mix of browns and black embossing powders on the gears.
This apothecary cabinet comes with a shelf for the center middle and a drawer for the center bottom -- I have left both of these out. I glued the pieces together with white craft glue and allowed to dry.
I wanted the hinge holes set before I painted or papered (haven't decided which way to go yet). I laid the hinges in place, marked the brad holes with a pencil, then used a tool to poke the holes. I attached them to make sure the cabinet doors hung evenly, then removed for later use.
I measured the harlequin paper for the back center and painted all sides with black acrylic paint.
In this next photo I have attached the back harlequin paper and the door front/side papers. This allowed me to attach the hinges permanently. Now that it stands, I gathered bits and started the inside design. During this, I realized I wanted to paper the insides.
The papers are cut and scored, but I added front door handle holes first. (I didn't end up using the handles but was able to disguise the holes on the front with black Dresden trim.)
In this photo, I've added the inside papers with Mod Podge. After that dried, I coated all sides with matte varnish. Time to fill the shelves!
The label on the tall bottle is a rub-on. I carefully dabbed wet glue all over the glass bottle for a frosted effect.
Thanks for your visit today! I hope you are inspired by all the designers over on the GSLC blog.
Hello crafty friends! Over on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today I have a peek into a curious person's study. I don't know if a mad scientist lives here or just a collector of ... oddities. I can only imagine what's tucked into corners all over the room!
Hello crafty friends! Today on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog I have a masculine-themed shadow box to share with you! I used the 3 Story House and packed it to the rafters with bits and pieces. Visit the GSLC blog for all the details!