|By Margy Kieser|
I purchased my first Christ Stern digital stamp in January this year, after reading the January issue of “Art With No Boundaries”, and what fun I had with the “Best Friends Montage”! I knew when I bought it though, that I wanted to make something different and not put it onto a card (well not yet anyway).
I found a cutlery box, one of a range of wooden items sold for decoupage crafting. As I was getting increasingly frustrated with trying to find the right size pair of scissors in my collection, I bought this holder and converted it to a scissor holder! Works like a charm as I can now find the smaller scissors immediately, instead of trying to extricate them from amongst the arms of the larger scissors!
1. Remove the partitions inside the box, and paint the outside and the inside of the box with the dark green paint. Also paint the partition pieces (both sides). Be careful not to get paint in the grooves that the partitions slide into!
2. Colour in the CS Designs digi stamp, and add white gel pen marks for highlights. I also coloured some areas with the metallic gold pen.
3. Cut out the image and glue it onto the front of the wooden box. 4. Using the metallic gold pen, draw a line around all the edges, and add dots as decoration.
5. If you want to add additional pictures on the side of the box, now is the time to do it. I added a diecut swirl.
5. Add a layer of Modge Podge over the whole box (over the printed image and diecut) and the partitions.
6. When dry, add a strip of glitter gems to either side of the image.
7. Push the partitions back into the box.
The box with my scissors
Unpainted, wooden cutlery holder
Dark olive green acrylic paint (I mixed black and light olive green)
Wide, flat-end paintbrush (or a sponge applicator)
Printed CS Designs Best Friends Montage digi stamp (sized on the computer to fit the front of the box)
Metallic Gold pen (Artline)
Copic (E00, E21, E31, YR04, YR23, YG07, YG09, YG23) and Spectrum Noir (DR3, LV2, LV4, pens
White gel pen
For more of Margy's wonderful work please visit her blog Denique crafts