for a closer
It took me forever to figure out how to divide it off into sections. First I did it out of heavy chipboard but wasn't happy with it. Finally I found some scraps of OSB board that my husband had laying around and divided it off. It didn't look the greatest but it was
sturdy and I knew I could cover it up with something. Next I cut shelves out of heavy weight chipboard and small 1inch structure strips to hold the shelves up. My hand was killing me cutting all that chipboard with a knife. Next I took Vintage Photo stain and stained all the pieces and glued them all in.
I then took some TH grunge board and cut strips and inked them with vintage photo distress ink. I used them to cover up the yucky finish of the OSB. Next I used a combination of Graphic 45 paper and Tim Holtz paper and covered up the wood. I wanted a knob on the top to turn the unit, what I had in mind was an old glass door knob, but couldn't bring myself to pay the price. Then I found this glass ornament holder at my local antique store and thought it might look kind of neat. I got it home and it was too bright, so I took some alcohal inks and grunged it up.
I then took Modge Podge, matte finish and went over all the paper to give it a protective coating. I added a TH clock and spinner, a metal closure, a couple of metal pieces I had in my stash, some scrabble tiles to spell ink, a decorative key and a Graphic 45 clothes pin and called it done.
Next I printed out all the colors of inks I had on the computer, added a color sample of each to make a label. I love how this turned out, it holds 40 ink pads and I have 30, so I have room to grow my collection. I think I will enter this into: http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/challenge-what-are-you-known-for.html I'm also entering this into the http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2013/01/spruce-it-up.html the challenge is to Spruce It Up, I think I took this old worn out item and gave it a new life.
I'm not really know for anything but I do like my distress inks on everything and like organizing my supplies.
What do you think? I love your comments. Shari
Can you tell I can't figure out how to put the photos side by side?