Happy New Year All!
January is off to a good start....
Last Christmas my hubby gifted me this unit below...
and by December 1st of the following year I had not yet opened the box...
not wanting another Christmas to go by without it getting prettied up, I jumped in!
Yay! It really was creative play time.
You can find this unit at Artfire Here
First thing I did was to assemble the shelves, easy peasy, and then painted them with
a base coat of Lucas paints Arctic and Mint. Afterwards I added some Beige just for extra texture.
Next I assembled the boxes.
I painted the insides of the boxes after adding paper to the front.
I wasn't to careful, just brushed it all on quickly.
Once I had all the papers on the fronts, insides and out painted and all distressed,
I began to think about collage and what I wanted to use this unit for...
I began building up some collages on the fronts of all the boxes.
...again not being too careful, but just trying to play.
I started to get the idea that these little boxes could be useful for many of my
bits and bobs that I use in collage and little book making.
Just playing and getting paint and glitter all over : )
That makes me a happy camper!
This sweet girl is from PaperWhimsy
Once I finished all the boxes I began to fill them....
I took these images before the holidays, so it is pretty festive looking!
I really didn't want to put my Christmas decorations away this year..
One lace and rhinestone jeweled drawer holds vintage rhinestone pieces....
One holds my tiny bottle brush trees...
This one holds wintery punches of paper... I love to use these in tags.
This one holds different vintage texts....
Texts make great promps for art!
So that was my true playtime in December.
My intention is to play more : )
How are you doing?