Sunday, July 24, 2011

Copic Marker Box

Here is how you can make your own box. First you need the   ArtBin Double Deep W/ Removable Divider 
For the insert that hold the markers in place, it is really very easy. Here is what you need .

This is the grid that hold the markers in place. It is only florescent light covers from Plaskolite I bought mine at Lowes.
You can cut the grid with wire nippers. The size is 19 holes x 19 holes. (that means you have that dimensions  after cut. )  You need two of them.
On the bottom layer you will need to make a notch on the back side. I hope you can tell with this picture.
Then you need 

  1. 4 - 1/4 in. x 51/2 inch lag bolts 
  2. 12- 1/4 in. washers
  3. 4 - 3/8 in. washers (for the first washer where the lag notch is. 1/4 will be too small.) 
  4. 12- 1/4 in. nuts
  5. 4- 1/4 in. cap nuts (they are just glued in place. This will protect the bottom of the box.)
  6. 8 - 1/4  inside diameter one inch long nylon couplers. (I had to use 2 for each corner.) or 4 if you can get 2 in. long couplers.

 Top view with the lid shut.
 Side view laying down.
 Side view sitting on end.

Well let me know what you think. Any questions I will try to answer.
Thanks for stoppin by.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CHAPTER 5 Challenge - Week 4: Tea-Things

This is my project for this month.

`And ever since that,' the Hatter went on in a mournful tone, `he won't do a thing I ask! It's always six o'clock now.' A bright idea came into Alice's head. `Is that the reason so many tea-things are put out here?' she asked. `Yes, that's it,' said the Hatter with a sigh: `it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles.' `Then you keep moving round, I suppose?' said Alice. `Exactly so,' said the Hatter: `as the things get used up.' `But what happens when you come to the beginning again?' Alice ventured to ask. 
The Mad Hatter's tea table was full of tea-things, with place settings all the way around and many teapots and teacups. Your challenge this month is to have a teapot or teacup on your project, and, as an option, to use something OTHER than a stamped image as your focal point!

That's because The Altered Alice design team will be showing off with digital collage sheets from One Crabapple [Etsy Store | Blog], which has of the most interesting and different Alice in Wonderland categories I've seen! The winner will have their choice of five collage sheets from One Crabapple!

The owner and artist is taking care of some family priorities, so if the store is closed when you visit, just put in your email in to be notified when it reopens. Take a look at the Sold Items to see all the products while the store is closed. It is well worth waiting for I promise; most of the design team members had a difficult time making  their choices and a couple of us needed all of everything in the Alice category, see for yourself:

July is a long month, so you have almost four weeks to enter your project! Plenty of time for even our stragglers to play along, just be sure to enter by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC -4:00) on Friday, July 29. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced the last Sunday of the month on July 31.
This is my project for this month. I used my black and white printer for this. I colored it in with prisma pencils and gamisole. 
I wanted Alice to have a blue dress. I also wanted the tea pot to have a antique tea pot look. Then I loved the way the tea cups looked, great just in the black and white form. 
I sprayed the cups with the perfect pearls mist. and the tag was embossed with the clock works folder. 
Then sponged with faded jeans Distress Ink. Then sprayed with blue smoke perfect pearls mist..
The ribbon tied on the top is seam binding. I pounced the faded jeans on the ribbon the sprayed it a couple of times with perfect pearls to spread the ink. I really like the way it turned out.