Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My New Frame/Desk Storage

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I really wanted to make something for my desk especially when I realized my desk is seriously lacking in storage and pictures of my children so that had to change.  My husband brought home a wooden box from work and I knew that was going to be my "new" storage for my desk.

Wooden Box
The Robin's Nest is Glitter Copper Butterfly Paper
Mod Podge®
Apple Barrel® Black Paint
Folk Art® Metallic Antique Copper
Elmer Glue-All
Chip Board
Metal Ruler
Plexi-Glass (I break real glass)
Purple Cows® Winter Punch-It
Dew Drops
3D Crystal Lacquer
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Tsukineko #11 Iridescent Embossing Powder
Brown Card Stock

The Wooden Box - my husband brought this home from work for me.

 1.  Take box trace around the outside on the backside of the paper.  Cut out the paper.

 2.  Ink the edges of the paper.

 3.  I painted the box black and added the Elmer's Glue-All and painted the copper paint over the glue.  This created a crackle effect on the inside cover and on the edges.

 4.  Add the Mod Podge® to the box and to the back of the back of the paper, be liberal with it.  It will prevent bubbling on the paper.

 5.  I added the Mod Podge® to the outside as well to help smooth the paper.  Once the Mod Podge® is dried I too the Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Ink Pad and went around the edges and blended it with my finger.  Cutting the glitter chipboard to 1 1/2" height I punched the squares.  I added the punched squares to chipboard.  Note:  I would recommend punching the chipboard on a very sturdy table for leverage (I used my dining room table).

 5.  Cutting the chipboard with an Exacto Knife to form a frame.  I used the Dusty Concord as the Embossing Ink and poured the Embossing Powder over the frame.  Using a Heat Gun set the Embossing Powder.  The spots that were missed I covered with the Metallic Copper Paint.  I glued Plexi-glass  to inside of the frame and added a piece of brown card stock to cover the back, leaving the top part opened to slip a photo in.  I added the paper to the frame to make gluing the frame to the box easier.  I added the Dew Drops center of the square to complete the box.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Such an awesome project!!! Thanks Amanda!!

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