This week at Tuesday Taggers the challenge is to recycle it.
What a good opportunity to use some of those things you have stashed away because they might come in useful, I am a terrible hoarder and find it really hard to throw anything away, however I am equally bad at getting around to using all those things that I have kept because they "have potential" but that is exactly is what I have done this week, apart from inks and paints and two brads, everything else has been recycled.
The tin has been in my stash for at least 31/2 years ! is originally was plain silver and contained an assortment of scrummy biscuits, in the two drawers. The main background paper is probably the same age as the tin and is actually a paperbag that was too good to throw out. The "lace" has been made from old book pages and an EK Success border punch, dimension has been added with corrugated cardboard and the drawer handles are two old fashioned brass curtain rings and a pair of brads. I have coloured the background paper and borders with Frayed Burlap and Broken China distress inks, and a bit of copper spritz ink, the edges of the tin and drawers have been painted with expresso acrylic dabber and rubbed with a gold wax when dry, I have used the expresso paint, copper spritz ink and rubbing wax on the corrugated card to highlight the texture. Finally I adhered a piece of fun foam to the base to make it nonslip.
A huge thankyou to my Tuesday Taggers teamie Ildiko for giving me the push I needed to get this project made.