Sunday, March 28, 2010

What do you get with Metal and Alcohol?..inks that is

The day started out rainy, but now it's beautiful!!!!!! Blue skies and sunshine.

I had painted this small magnetic closure box from Bare Elements-Chris with Twinkling H2o's- Sunflower and Burnt Umber. I let it sit, and could not decide what to do with it.

Yesterday I got out the Ten Seconds Studio molds..Big Daddy 5 and 8. LOVE these. The Bingo numbers on the sides are so fun!

The Slate metal is cool when you want something vintage Tin-Type looking. I was going for Old and Worn here. It's really a blue-grey color. It seems to change with the angle of the light. Closeup shot shows more light when viewed from the top.

I embossed, then sanded and Alcohol inked like crazy to get the really worn look. Used Rust and Sandal with a pinch of Raisin and Lettuce.

The inks really make this color of metal stand out. Then I used the Melody line of papers from Creative Imaginations on the inside, and added little round wooden feet to the bottom.

I met Deb on her way to work and gave her this little token for her birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday Deb....April 3rd is the day.

And guess what she brought me for my birthday....ta da! This fabulous acrylic paint caddy!!!!!!!!!!! Is it cool or what? It came in a million little pieces and her wonderful husband, Gary, put it together for me!!! THANK YOU GARY.....

Bill would have done it, but he thanks you, too!!! REALLY.

So, moving day is Wednesday. Hoping for good weather and no whammies!

Enjoy the day!


Eva said...

Oh my...that is such a beautiful altered box!!!! I just love it and sure would love to learn to make one of these some day! Happy Birthday to you and what a great gift you got, too...good luck with the move!!! Hugs, Eva

2amscrapper said...

Another great one!

Anonymous said...

And I absolutely LOVE my box and glad you enjoyed your gift my dear friend.


Two Dog Pond said...

Happy Birthday! Love the box - especially the way you antiqued the metal. Beautiful!

cheryl darrow said...

Wow, you are the alcoholing, metalizing queen!

Hels Sheridan said...

Tis a good job Linda, that I don't live roung the corner to you...cos I would be installing my bum in your craft room and begging a tutorial .. the box is FAB!!!! Happy Birthday to you hun...loving that paint caddy...tis really cool...good luck for the move too xx

Wanda H said...

Wonderful box!!! Very cool rack!! Happy Birthday!!!!!

Lisa V said...

Excellent idea! just picked up one of those boxes at the Srapbooks Etc garage sale this weekend (for 50 cents!).

Question---does your alcohol ink come off on your fingers? We did the Putnam class & used the Pitch Black seems to be coming off when we touch it.