Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mod Podge Project - Recycle Empty Toilet Paper Roll

This is very simple and easy to made...

I have the idea to reuse it when I saw this empty toilet paper roll...I just wanna turn into something that I can use or as a decoration.

After searching through the net, I finally got the idea of turning this empty roll into a memo card holder.

I started to sketch the design and just a few mins I have my sketch done as well as choosing the pattern papers, embellishments and techniques.

I choose to use the pattern paper from DCWV - Rustic, this series really very good in doing distress.

Before I start, I distress the 2 edges with a metal ruler...

Crush the paper into a ball...

Reopen the paper to get the wrinkles

Direct apply the distress ink onto the pattern paper

I used Vintage Photo distress ink and you can see the wrinkles more clearly

I start to stamp the background, I choose to use the wordings and clocks, both are from Hero Arts

I stamp the wordings stamp with Versafine Vintage Sepia and after that follow by the clocks with Versafine Onyx Black.

I cut another clock from Graphic 45 pattern paper and attached it onto one of the clock to make it more 3D effect.

I secured it with diamond brad and giving some space in between so that the clock can move freely

After that use the Mod Podge to glue the pattern paper to the empty roll

And here is the end result

I spray lots of different colors of the Tattered Angels on the can see pink, purple, gold, shine under the light

This two butterflies are from Hero Arts and I color them with color pencil, the effect came out as good as using happy. I applied a layer of clear crackle paint from Ranger on the butterflies and the moving clock.

The last step you need to do is use a big pen knife make a cut on top of the roll so that you can slip the memo card in.

That is...simple and easy...go green ne...

So what you need to do time collect more empty roll and turn them into beautiful craft piece for yourself or as a gift.

I was thinking of putting this on my office work desk, if not then might think of giving away as a gift...just wonder...who wants it ne... *wink*

1 comment:

MagicBecky said...

Genius, it's amazing! How nice job you did!