Sunday, August 03, 2008

Jess- Altered Remote Caddy **HOME DECOR**

I've had this remote control caddy for a number of years. It is a bit beat-up, but since it serves it's purpose well, I have not had the heart to throw it. I went through my paper collection to find something that would match my bedroom decor. The end result is simple, colorful, and most importantly; it functions properly.

Altered Remote Caddy
by Jessica Summers

Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsies Zanzibar- "Farah," "Sitrah," and "Gazi."
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks- "Weathered Wood," "Tea Dye," and "Walnut Stain."
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels- "Suede"
Chatterbox Doodle Genie
Miscellaneous: Brown Pen, Buttons, Embroidery Thread, Modge Podge, Brayer, sandpaper.

Measure the dimensions of your caddy and cut your paper accordingly. Apply a thin and even layer of modge podge (working on one section at a time), and adhere your paper.
Use your brayer to push out any excess glue and air bubbles.
Once the paper is dry, use your sandpaper to remove any overhang from the paper and to distress the edges.
Ink along the edges of the paper (you will need to do this step before you put the paper on the inner sections of the caddy).
The flowers are hand-drawn, in various sizes. Some are sprayed down with Glimmer Mist first to change the color.
Once your flowers are cut out, crumple them up. Slightly flatten them on your table top and run the Tea Dye across the top, letting it hit the high points on the wrinkles.
Layer your flowers and top it off with a button.
Lastly, use the Chatterbox Doodle Genie to draw out a couple of swirls. Carefully cut out and adhere under a couple of the flowers for extra texture.

1 comment:

Mireille said...

this is so cute! Wouldn't mind having this on my desk!