Vintage style crate - my first attempt.. Day 30 of my 366 day challenge
Hi Craft addicts!
As the old saying goes, and now for something completely different! I really need some more storage space for my craft items so thought rather than just covering an old cardboard box, I would attempt to use one of the kits that Stamps Away (Ali Reeve) sells and see how easy it was to make!
Well this one is very simple (but have to admit I didn't notice I had one of the side panels on incorrectly until I had glued it - I definitely won't make that mistake again! (but as it happens it didn't really make a difference as I am the only one who would notice it (maybe I shouldn't have admitted it).
So, first of all, I made sure that all the panels were clean and following the instructions glued each of them in turn.
I then used a large rubber band to hold them in place until completely stuck.
I then painted all sides with white gesso Acrylic paint a couple of times - for this one I wanted a slightly vintage/shabby chic feel so I felt 2 was enough.
Using 2 masks/stencils I have - one "Keep Calm and Drink
Wine*" and the other the "Beady Eyes**", I used a variety of Tim Holtz Distress inks to decorate it.
I haven't put the side panels (which come with the kit) on yet.
I have to admit it was a really enjoyable thing to make and decorate lessons learned for next time - going to use black gesso and textured pastes to see what other effects I can get - will report back!
So here is the final product - it fits so much in it and looks not too shabby (well it does but is meant to!)
Products and items you may need to make this project (with links where possible)
- Vintage style crates from Stamps Away (Ali Reeve)
- White Pebeo Gesso Acrylic paint (from Crafter's Companion)
- Keep Calm and drink wine stencil/mask by Butterfly Studio
- Beady Eyes Mica mask from Creative Expressions
- Distress Inks from Tim Holtz
- Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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