Some of my Friends dvd's came in boxes, wich I now have no room for on my shelves - and they almost became wood for the fire.. But then came a bright idea - as almost rarely happens... *lol* To make a desk organizer to store my painted stamp-motifs in, easy to access on my desk. And a tin to have my pens and whatnots in the same style as well :)
The challenge at Arty Girlz this time around is #66 - Home Art. To make a project that can be displayed in your home. This would do I think, as it's not only useful but pretty to look at :)
I used strong double(?)glued tape to attatch the boxes together. Then I painted the tops with Li'l Davis 'Creamsicle' Scrapbook Shades. I next cut some orange n yellow cardstock and fitted to the insides of the boxes. Again with tape. I used decoupage finish on the edges to make it smooth and sealed. Also, to apply Cat's Eye Chalk on the edges I needed to first apply decoupage, or it would have come off the otherwise smooth glossy surface. I fitted some nice patterned paper to the boxes, the front I had some trouble with to fit into the cuttlebug! But it pushed through. I needed a lovely frame to add a stamp-motif on the back, peeking out :)
I also roughed up the edges with sandpaper when the decoupage coat was dry - wich only takes 10-15 minutes.
and this is the back of the finished desk-organizer-box :)When I was done, I had some leftover papers, and made this - my mum brought me this tin. And it looks lovely next to the box on my table!
Stamps/Image: Penny Black - Pink toes.
Paper: Misc cardstock. My Mind's Eye - Bohemia 'Barefoot Beautiful Butterfly/Brown', MME - Kaleidoscope 'Friends Dots/Blue Paper', and MME - Magnolia 'Sundance Celebrate Flowers/Lime.
Embellishments: Adornit ribbon, and the looped one I'm not sure of. I've used the Cuttlebug and cut out the frame with the Spellbinder Nestabilities scalloped ovals.