Friday, 17 August 2018

* Vera Lane Studio: Little Houses ATCoin Storage


Today I thought I would share this quick and easy project. It's a repurposed crisp tube: you know the kind - once you pop - you can't stop!


It makes a perfect pencil/tool storage pot, but look what fits neatly inside ...

.... Artist Trading Coins!
(the ATCoin in the tin was made by the lovely Fran Chalmers)

I only have a few ATCoins from the two swaps at Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group, but I'm hoping to make and receive many more, so this will come in handy.

I used the pre-coloured Vera Lane Studio Collage Sheet images (details below) - they are fabulous for quick, colourful projects - just print, cut and glue.

So, how did I make this:

1. Eat the crisps and clean the container.
2. Gesso the outside cardboard.
3. I decided to add torn pieces of graph paper rather than paint the gessoed surface directly, but either will do.
4. Paint the container - don't ask why I chose this beautiful pink colour - it was a new paint I had bought and I just had to try it out - gorgeous translucent finish!
5. Make a border from book paper and colour/paint, then adhere along the bottom edge of the container.
6. I added some torn strips of washi tape.
7. I also added some textured trim along the top edge of the container.
8. Fussy cut images, go around the edges with a black marker to mask any cutting imperfections and adhere to the tube.

Simple. Quick. Useful.


That's all from me for today.
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