Friday, May 7, 2010

Week 18 Prairie Fairy Fun Friday- Recycle!

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I am so excited- my first post as a Design Team member for Prairie Fairy! I am so lucky to be on such a fabulous team.. I am out of my league but learning lots and having a ball! You will be amazed at the creations of my sister DT members, so please stop by their blogs- listed on my sidebar.

The challenge this week at Fairy Fun Fridays is to RECYCLE something. It can be a simple as a ribbon from a package or as elaborate as you wish!


My item to recycle was a Prima tin and a velvet button from a thrift store. I forgot to take a pic of the empty tin but here's one for demo purposes!

I covered it with Prima dp using double sided tape. The button is from a thrift store.. I love old buttons! The ribbon is from my stash, and I ran it thru my Xyron sticker maker.

Image I colored with copics and added some glitter here and there and used distress inks on the outlines... I then brushed a fairly thick coat of Ranger Crackle Paint in Rock Candy and let dry.. after it starts to dry you can help it along with a heat gun.. I was careful because I didn't want to melt the plastic! I then cut a circle to fit on the bottom inside of the tin of dp and one to back the image. I used some glue dots to hold it in place in the inside rim.



The lid I did with Ranger Alcohol inks... I just cleaned the surface and then using the ink applicator tool thingy ( or an old wood block you stick velcro on) and a piece of felt. I used Cranberry, Raspberry and Rust with a bit of gold mixative and of course Blending Solution. I love using alcohol inks and have been using them all week for different things.. too fun.



So there you have it! Find something to recycle and join us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

If you aren't familiar with alcohol inks- check out this video by Tim Holtz.

As I mentioned you don't have to buy the felt or applicator.. use an old wood block and the sticky-back velcro and make your own .. I used some of those dollar stamps from Michaels I didnt use any more and bought felt at the fabric store.. any color works fine. Much cheaper!

17 comments:

Tonya Klar said...

Hi Carla! You did a fantastic job on this challenge! I love it! Love your blog design too!

Annie said...

How fabulous!

alicaz said...

oh wow! Fantastic! love what you did with the tin - alcohol ink look fantastic on it! wow again!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is wonderful- you underestimate your card making- you make beautiful projects! Love the alcohol inks very nicely finished- I loke the felt tip too-Thanks!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

So beautiful Carla! I love "thinking green" an re-using and re-purposing things! Yours is wonderful!

Crystal said...

Wow this is beautiful Carla! I love the colours and the Ranger Crackle Paint looks great! What a great way to recycle!

BlueInks said...

Um, you are not out of anyone's league! That tin rocks!!! Great job and congratulations on the DT.

Roberta Laliberte said...

Just gorgeous Carla! Thanks for the link and where did you get your alcohol inks?????

xooxoxox

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW!! this is BEAUTIFUL carla! yanno, I have one of these tins too! What a great idea! I haven't dabbled in the alcohol inks as of yet but, have been thinking about it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous work. My alcohol inks have been collecting dust; Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria Matter said...

fabulous Carla!!!
thanks for the money saving tip!!!
Blessings!

Paige said...

Fun, beautiful project!

Viv said...

I DO love this tin Carla. Those alcohol inks make is shimmer beautifully. Out of your league!!! I think not my friend! You are so IN the league!
Hugs Viv xxx

Dora said...

Wow, this is fantastic .. what a great idea to recycle this tin. It's lovely. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Hugs Dora xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fab job you've done on this project. Your tin ROCKS!! I love what you've done with the alcohol inks and the crackle paint. You have inspired me to get going with them again. I'm really happy to be in YOUR league!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fab job you've done on this project. Your tin ROCKS!! I love what you've done with the alcohol inks and the crackle paint. You have inspired me to get going with them again. I'm really happy to be in YOUR league!!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

You did a fantastic job on recycling your tin, it's looks awesome- I especially love the crackle look. Congrats on your DT too!