Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new week over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Our theme for this week is RECYCLING and we can't wait to see what you will create!
As with most homes, I have so much cardboard from packaging or from household waste and I will admit, I do always tend to keep some of this packaging, for those "just in case" moments! And here is that moment because for my project I finally got around to using some of that old chipboard packaging and a cardboard tube that I had leftover from the wrapping paper at Christmas and with some Distress Paint and die cuts, I turned it into a vintage cotton spool, which I then decorated using die cuts and papers from Tim Holtz.
...and here's how I made it!
To begin with, I cut down the long cardboard tube to a piece, approx 5". I then used the circle die cut to cut pieces of chipboard packaging which I layered to create a strong base and top for my faux spool. I punched a small hole in the centre of each of the circles and then attached them to my tube using Glossy Accents.
To create the wood grain effect, I chose to use Distress Paints and started with a layer of Walnut Stain, drying it with a heat gun and then adding another layer to create a good solid base. I then dry brushed and layered the following paints over the top ~ Black Soot, Antiqued Bronze and Ground Espresso. Once I was happy with the effect, I dried off the paint layers before adding a final light wash of Walnut Stain over the top of all the layers.
Now for the fun part of decorating and for this, I wrapped a piece of my favourite striped paper from the Dapper paper stash around the column of the spool. I then dyed some crinkle dyed using Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain and vintaged it up a little with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then tied the ribbon into a bow, placing it around the top section of the spool
I added the flowers, together with dried moss and florist fibres to the top of my spool.
I really hope you've enjoyed the creative process behind this project and loved the finished piece.
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