Monday, September 5, 2011

Recycle, Reuse Tin and Mini Album

Another day, another project.  Only a couple more to go and then I will have to look for or make some new stuff to show.  I have a couple ideas cooking.

Since I long ago gave up cooking and my husband has taken over I have found some new uses for things that once contained food. I really liked the shape of this container that once had a meat rub in it and decided that a mini book was in order. I have always liked clocks and use them often in my paper crafting. This one just happen to be the perfect size to fit the Weathered Clock die from Tim Holtz.
For the lid I cut one clock out of Grunge Board and covered it with black embossing powder. I placed a
4.5 “ circle of red cardstock under the clock and then used the Graphic 45 Fashionista paper as the center piece. Since the size of the piece I wanted was on the edge of the paper I had to make some flowers for the side. I made them with vellum, some dye ink, Perfect Pearls and a brad. I added some leaves and pearl embellishments from Recollections around the edges.

For the mini book I decided that 5 pages were just enough. I cut 5 circles out of the Graphic 45 CORE Impressions. I gave them a light sanding and then glued a die cut ( from Grunge Paper and colored black) on each side to give them strength. I decorated each page and put them together with a long bolt, some washers and nuts from the garage. To create a handle and to cover the end of the bolt I got an old wooden knob from my stash, painted it black and added a clock face that was printed and cut with the Wishblade. The pages of the mini book open like a fan and the tags come out for a picture or journaling. One of the things I love about g45 papers is that all the collections can be interchanged. I used some of the clock images from Proper Gentleman with this project.
Graphic 45 papers: CORE Impressions, Fashionista, Proper Gentleman
Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die, Grunge Board, Grunge Paper, Word Key, Baubles, Hitch Fastener, Keyhole & Foliage
Recollections - leaves and pearls
Perfect Pearls
Spice container
Bolts, washers and nuts from the garage

1 comment:

  1. This project is wonderful! I love using old "found" items and making them into something new. I'm going to order that clock die today!


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