Saturday, 21 February 2015

Ribbon Reel Storage Box

Those who know me know I love making storage for my craft stash but I hate spending big money on it when I can have more fun making it and spend the savings on more ink, rubber & paint.  Thanks to a new a2 rotatrim I decided to make some boxes to hold my reels of ribbon.

 Starting off with strips of mountboard and adding the gummed tape.
 This is a full a2 width so I've added stabilisers to the lid to stop it sagging.  Once the gummed tape dries the top strip on the front will pull back in instead of being bowed as it looks in the pic.
 With a couple of ribbons poking out.

(this is actually a smaller one than the first few pics as I've made 3 sizes to suit different ribbon rolls, this one is made from a3 grey board) You can't see it in this pic but I painted it white with gesso then added texture medium through a couple of stencils and stuck on some diecuts.
Painted in bright colours of acrylic paint.

You should be able to see the diecuts & texture now I've dry brushed white acrylic paint over them.

The box is now covered with black (it's actually paynes grey which looks black when wet) paint and allowed to dry slightly before rubbing a lot of the paint off.

Now I went in with several inkagold beeswax paints(lilacs, blues, pinks, greens & pale gold) and used them as you would gilding waxes.  You cant see the colours properly in a pic, irl they're very metalic with a subtle shine and the colours all blend into each other so you cant see where one stops & the other starts.  I need to leave this now for 24 hours to dry fully before adding a matt varnish then I can fill with ribbon reels.


Julie Selby said...

Stunning Sue!

Julie Selby said...

Stunning Sue!

Noreen said...

Looks fab Sue. Great storage for not too many pennies too :-)

Tina said...

Beautiful storage for your ribbons Sue.xx