Monday, August 5, 2013

Stashing the Stash

There's lots of buzz right now in the crafting world about all the new releases at CHA this week.  We drooled over the sneak peaks and now all off our favorite craft celebraties are back from the show and sharing their pics and videos.  Here's just a few:

Tim Holtz
Shelly Hickox
Paula Cheney
Richelle Christensen
Tammy Tutterow

Crafters love the process, not just the crafting.  That includes questing for new stash, sales, coupons, where to find the best on line selection with the lowest shipping. Added to that joy, is the sorting, organization and storing of said stash.

Last weekend I celebrated CHA Summer 2013. by using craft stuff, to create some craft stuff, to store new craft stuff.  HURRAY.   New seasonal intros usually means new TH movers and shapers, sixxlets, and there's some Memory Box Christmas dies that I have my eye on.

Step one:  Score a cheap and ugly frame from a flea market

Rip the paper off the back, pull out the tacks and remove the ugly print

Slather on Tim Holtz Crackle Paint

Then, walk Away - Seriously - For me that means find something else to do and come back in a few hours or I will mess it up. Same goes for Tim Holtz distress stickles and anything coated with Glossy Accents.  Just walk away

Okay, good girl.  Now come back and dry brush with Tim Holtz distress paint. Once that's dry - for this step, no worries,  you can use the heat tool - then use your fingers to smear some TH gathered twigs and black soot paint in the general vicinity of the corners.

Admire the messiness.  Now tape magnetic paper to the ugly print.  I buy the sheets meant for printers from Staples or whereever handy.  I tape it on first, then trim any excess.  I needed 2 pieces for this frame.  The join line won't end up showing.

The black side is the magnetic side, so this side is the top.  Wrap Tim Holtz tissue wrap over the magnet paper and tape to the back.

Flip it over, and ink the Tissue wrap  - the black shows through, but it looks perfectly fine.

Reassemble the frame and hang on the wall  Now it's all ready for your new Tim Holtz Sizzlets dies with stamps...

Here it is on the wall.  Next to it you can see something similar where I used sheet metal instead of magnet paper to store movers and shapers.  Underneath you can see my Distress Ink pad storage.  The one on the left is an old sewing machine drawer.  The rest are ancient wooden cheese boxes salvaged years ago.

If you are stopping by, leave me a comment and if you know of any great storage ideas, I'd be really greatful if you'd leave me a link.  I'd love to see it.

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