Challenge #8 Show us Some Metal or Glass
Do you hoard gears, pins, brads, eyelets, frames, and other metal do-dads? Do you have a thing for tiny light bulbs and glass vials? Do junk drawers make you giddy? Do you hang out in office supply stores so you can score funky paperclips? Do bottle caps make you swoon? Dig through your hoard to find something metal or glass (or both) and make a project to share!
One talented participant will receive these prizes, donated by Sin City Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon! Challenge Rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.
For my inspirational challenge entry, I decided to alter a microscope slide mailer. I have been hoarding a small collection of these for years, and now I am addicted to playing with them. The good news is, they are still easily obtainable. This particular mailer is a single slide mailer, but they come in different varieties and hold two, three, four, and sometimes more, microscope slides.
Paint both sides of single microscope slide mailer with white gesso.
Stamp winged spark plug onto microscope slide holder inside, and half of the spark plug onto a sheet of vintage book paper.
As you can see in the photo above, I used colored pencils and metallic markers to color the image. The metallic markers I used were more opaque, so I used a stamp positioner to re-stamp the spark plug portion of the stamp, returning the image to its original detail.
Align both images to match and cut right side of winged spark plug out, using the glass slide as a guide.
Stamp gears background onto outside cover, as shown.
Color front of holder with Gelatos in gold, silver, ochre, brown. Edge holder with silver metallic ink. (See finished photo above).
Stamp light bulb and time clock face onto scrap of vintage book page, fussy cut images, glue to inside holder, as shown below. I accidentally cracked the glass slide, and I liked it so much, I left it like that. However, for safety's sake, I then ran a bead of 3D Crystal Lacquer along the edges of the glass. At the same time, I added a thick layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer to the light bulb for dimension.
Here is a closer look at that light bulb.
I added a piece of film strip that I very carefully curled using a heat gun and slipped it through a metal stencil clip. I glued that and a tiny key escutcheon on the front, then bent the pointed end of a metal photo clip and adhered it over the edge of the front to look like a book closure.
A few more close ups of the inside. First up, the fractured glass.
Next, the outside cover of the mailer.
Sin City Stamps plates: Classic Spark, Time
Chipboard microscope slide mailer
Microscope glass slide
Onyx Black ink pad
Silver metallic ink
Gold, silver, ochre, brown gelatos
3D Crystal Lacquer
Various metal embellishments
Make sure you visit the Design Team and check out what they have to share!
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Designers
Glenda Brooks - http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/
Ginny Nemchak - http://pollyspaper.wordpress.com
Jan Marie Ennenga - http://re-creations4him.blogspot.com/
Karen Zueger - http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.com
Pam Bray - http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/
Kathy Clement - http://www.kathybydesign.com/kathy-by-design-news/
Tammi Bennett - http://www.tjsmemoriesblog.blogspot.com/
Sin City Stamps Designers
Sin City Stamps Blog - http://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/
Barbara Rankin - http://blackholeartstudio.blogspot.com/
Karen Lackey - http://starshinesalon.typepad.com/
Lisa Mita - http://lisamita.typepad.com/blog/
Peggy Oliver - http://mystampingobsession.blogspot.ca/
Robin Redd - http://robinredd.typepad.com/
I hope you can spend some time with us today to check out all of the awesome projects brought to you by both teams. In addition, there will be prizes awarded, and all the information can be obtained on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Sin City Stamps is also giving away a fabulous $20 gift card, and the CHAC blog has this beautiful selection of Really Reasonable Ribbon to be awarded to the challenge winner.
Thanks for stopping by. Good luck to you all, and have a wonderful, creative week.