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Tuesday, 3 April 2018


At Try It On Tuesday today the challenge is to recycle something. I have been gradually sorting out my dies and transferring them into DVD type boxes with magnetic sheets.  The ones I had already done have been sitting in an old cat food box for a few weeks now so thought it was time I smartened it up a bit, here's the original box

 I gave it a coat of white acrylic paint, inside and out (gesso was all dried out in bottom of jar)then two coats of a green pearl paint which I have had for years, its quite transluscent so didn't get a very good cover

Then I covered all of the outside with some patterned tissue paper using gel medium to apply it, finished it off with some tissue type washi tape round the edges. Its still needs a coat of either PVA glue or something but I'm waiting to make sure everything is totally dry before I do that.
Here's the finished project.

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  1. Fantastic alteration Joan! Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a stunning recycling!

  3. A fantastic piece of recycling Joan and a great way to store your dies too.

    Sue xx

  4. Its a fantastic project Joan, I love the make over and its a super idea for storing the dies.
    Yvonne xx

  5. A great piece of recycling and I love the vintage effect with the tissue paper you used.
    Avril xx

  6. That's a wonderful take on our theme- recycling Joan! Love the make over!
    Lula xx

  7. This box looks now so wonderful! Great project dear Joan! Just super!
    Happy week!
    oxo Susi

  8. What a fabulous transformation and the vintage paper you used looks so pretty too! It's a lovely way to store your die cuts too - perfect 😁. Thanks so much for your happy Birthday wishes and wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x

  9. What a great way to recycle Joan, perfect for keeping your dies safe and sound. Beautiful patterned paper too. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  10. Wow! That's what I call a transformation! Even better that you get to be more organised! Hugs, Chrisx


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