Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hope Wall Hanging using Rinea Foil

Howdy everyone, today I have a project showing a fun way to use Rinea Foil papers. I created this Hope Wall Hanging as a gift and I think she is going to love it! Rinea is sponsoring the blog hop this month at the Designer Crafts Connection blog, so be sure to check out all the amazing projects and ways to use this great product.

I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the rosettes using Rinea Foil - the foil paper holds it's shape amazingly well. It is two layers of foil, with a paper sandwiched between - so BOTH sides are shiny!! I finished the rosettes with some jewelry pieces I had in my box.

I started my project by painting a chipboard piece using some new Folk Art finishes. I used the Pickling Wash all over the base, then let it dry. It gives a light coat that is almost transparent. I layered on some of the new Coastal paint using a dry brush, going mainly around the edges. The last step was a layer of the Glaze. You can't really see the glaze, but it blended the two layers together beautifully!!

I used a make up sponge to paint my chipboard title with more of the Coastal paint. I applied two coats, allowing them to dry between. Using the sponge gave it quite a bit of texture - I love how it turned out.

All the other bits and pieces, the canvas, burlap, lace, corrugated paper, tag, and fairie, are from 7 Gypsies. They have some many fun things to play with!

Rinea has glossy and embossed foil, in single color and variety packs. Hop over to their blog to check them out.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Best Marker Storage Ever!

Best Marker Storage

Hi everyone! Today I want to show off the new Interlocking Marker Organizer from Deflecto. This is seriously the BEST marker storage ever. I have a LOT of markers. Really. I am always looking for a great way to organize and store them. These are amazing!

You can fit 6 of the marker units in one Stackable Caddy Organizer. They are interchangeable with the clear bins so you can customize your storage. The Stackable Caddy sets use the "lift and lock" feature so you can just grab the whole stack and go. They are perfect for going to crops or retreats.

I have the full set of Tombow markers and storage for these has always been an issue. Because the inserts are a soft, flexible, material, I am able to fit TWO of these slim markers into each slot!

Since the inserts are flexible you can also fit big FAT markers in them! We all have that one set of giant markers that won't fit in anything, right? Well, guess what? They went right in there!

The inserts also work beautifully on your desktop. The dovetail design allows you to interlock the units together in pretty much any configuration. You can stack them up in towers, even make bridges with them. Whatever takes your fancy.

Did I mention interchangeable? Here I used 3 marker units and two clear containers. Fair warning - if you take your Stackable Caddys to a crop, be prepared to defend them! Everyone will want them.