Well, I finished the hidden drawer book stack I was working on for my sister. Considering it is the first time I have attempted something like it, I think it turned out pretty good. I haven't taken pictures of the finished project yet, but I do have some pictures of the book on the top of the stack. I do need to say that this is not an original idea of mine. The inspiration came from MsLiberty25 on YouTube and I used a template I found on line for the drawers. If you google Treasure Box Mini
By Jim R. Hankins The Gentleman Crafter, you should be able to find it.
I made the rose in the bottom corner from the giant flowers Cricut cartridge, but instead of putting the petals on what the cartridge calls the bud, I glued them to a circle and added the leaves. I have no idea what the paper line used was. It was something I had for a long time and the cover had come off. The leaves are just white card stock sprayed with Ditto green glimmer spray. While the spray was still wet, I took the end of a paint brush and "drew" the leaf spines on. The butterfly is a feather butterfly I got from Michael's what seems like forever ago. The heart charms and pin are from a necklace I wore with a Halloween costume a few years ago and never wore again. I grunged up the charms with homemade gesso. I got the recipe from this link: http://www.ajsartsanddesigns.com/2011/01/my-homemade-gesso-recipe.html. As I have never used anything but this, you will have to decide if it is worth making. You can't tell from the picture, the I randomly painted the flower with iridescent pearlescent glitter paint.
I have written quite a bit. I thank you if you stuck around long enough to read the whole thing. I will continue on another post, probably tomorrow. I would appreciate suggestions, comments, etc.
- I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.