Friday, 20 April 2012

Curio Cabinet

This is another epic project from Follow the Paper Trail (Laura Denison). Her patterns and ustream classes are fantastic. She makes everything so easy to construct. The whole cabinet is made from scratch using chipboard. I covered it in Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant paper

The crown piece has a time piece, game spinners and adornment wings.

The left side has a memo pin and an adage ticket, a philosophy tag and some little books that I made from chipboard scraps covered in paper.
Each cupboard has a plastic sheet window. It is thicker than acetate and perfectly clear. I like it because you can cut it, do what you need to then peel off the blue protective covering right before you are finished so it doesn't get damaged or scratched.

In the middle is a bird cage, game piece, vial, scissors, a bracelet from Diva and some muslin. I made the little boxes using chipboard scraps and covered them in pattern paper and the flowers are from Petaloo.
The right side has a memo pin with an adage ticket, corked vials and a vintage key.
The bottom is a drawer. The original pattern has a mini album that slides in and the spine of the mini is the drawer front. I just made it as a slide out drawer.
My partner is an electrician who loves playing with gadgets so he whipped up three LED lights to sit in the roof under the crown and wiring goes down the back to a small battery pack and a switch hidden underneath the drawer.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Trunk Full of Recipes

Call me lazy! I can take it. I made two of these trunks before Christmas but I have only just taken a photo of mine now. I gave the other one to our friends and inside is a mini with heaps of pages for us both to write our wood fired pizza recipes (aka Pizza Inventions!).

The trunk is made using a pattern by Laura Denison from Following the Paper Trail and she has weekly ustream classes showing how to make each project. I'm currently working on her Shabby Drawers now. Everything she makes is from scratch using chipboard sheets so you don't have to look high and low for a box in the shape of a trunk. The surprising thing is that they are always easier to make than they look.

The paper used is Bo Bunny Et Cetera. There are a million Tim Holtz Long Fasteners and I used my Bind-It-All for the mini.