Hello all.. I hope you are all doing well!
Who else is excited for spring? I was so happy that the groundhog declared that spring would come early!! It’s been a crazy week around our house. Winter colds have been tossed around from one person to the next… so, I for one am going to be happy for warmer and sunnier days.
I’m back today to share another project that I created for the Tim Holtz idea-ology Creativation Booth. This little project was created with the new Matchboxes and Junk Drawer Baseboard pieces.
The new idea-ology Junk Drawer Baseboards are chipboard pieces that you can use as a base for a paper doll, placed within a vignette or in my case, used as the top of a matchbox. They are sturdy cardboard pieces that can be distressed and used in a variety of ways…and they look like they came right out of your junk drawer.
The junk drawer piece was used with a matchbox to create a tiny junk drawer vignette.
I sprayed an idea-ology matchbox with a combination of Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Spray and Walnut Stain Spray Stain and dried it with my heat tool.
I trimmed the matchbox to fit the fuse box baseboard piece, and trimmed the drawer of the matchbox to fit within the trimmed matchbox. Below you can see the trimmed off area of the drawer. I then just made a crease and adhered the drawer back together.
I trimmed a paper strip and blended and spritzed it with ink and spray stain and added it around the right, left and backside of the drawer…this gives the box more stability.
Then I adhered it to the drawer with collage medium. I tore some pieces of old book pages and glued them with in the inside of the drawer.
I punched a hole in the front of the drawer and added an idea-ology hitch fastener to become the drawer pull. Then with my finger, I blended on some translucent grit-paste around some areas of the drawer. I also punched a hole into the top of the drawer for the clock key fastener.
Once the grit-paste was dry, I rubbed the areas with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons to create a rusty crusty look.
Then I began arranging the layout of the top of the box with idea-ology gears, a clock key fastener. I found a small lightbulb in my vintage stash and an old snap fastener to become the base for the bulb.
I dinged up the lightbulb with some Distress Paint and added some paint and crayon to the gears to add age and crustiness.
I punched a large hole with my crop-a-dile, into the top of the drawer to make an area for the snap fastener to be placed. This became the base for the lightbulb. Then I glued the lightbulb and all the gears into place and attached the Clock Key Fastener into the top of the drawer.
Then, I slid the drawer into place, adhered it to the base and added the paper doll to the front of the vignette. An idea-ology hardware head was added on top of the gears.
With that, the tiny vignette was complete..
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Junk Drawer Baseboards, Matchboxes, Sprockets and Gears, Mini Gears, Hardware Heads, Paper Dolls, Clock Keys, Hitch Fasteners
Distress Paint- Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Distress Spray Stains- Walnut Stain
Distress Oxide Spray- Frayed Burlap
Distress Ink- Walnut Stain
Distress Crayons- Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge
Alcohol Inks- Mushroom
Distress Tools/Mediums- Translucent Grit-Paste, Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium
Other- vintage book page, snap base, tiny lightbulb, Crop-a-dile