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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Grungy ink storage

I'm on a mission to get my craft supplies a bit more organised and this ink pad cabinet is just the job! I confess I've had this for a while and have only just got round to decorating it. I've been using it though and it's been very useful!

I wanted to keep the surfaces pretty flat so that it's practical and I can stack stuff on the top if needs be. As you can see - there's room for lots of pads and Distress reinkers fit into the little compartments at the sides.

I've gone for a shabby look - firstly I sprayed the outside black and the shelves with Glimmer Mist. I made partial impressions with a background stamp and then used white fine detail embossing powder. Once I'd melted the powder, I brushed a little thinned down gesso over some areas to shabby it up even more.

I spread Viva Decor Ferro in a few patches and once it was dry I rubbed over very lightly with some silver Rub n Buff to highlight the texture. I used the same silver on some chippie letters that I coloured black with a marker and stuck them down the side to spell "inks".

It's mounted onto the side of a cupboard in my craft room so the side with the wording is facing out into the room.

You can find the ink pad cabinet and other storage solutions on the Tando retail site {here}.

If you're interested in the list of supplies I used, I've blogged them {here}.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Di said...

Oh wow, this looks fantastic Joanne, I love the grungy look to it xx

Karen said...

ooo Joanne...this looks amazing!!! x

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous Joanne. I really love how you have made it xxx