Tuesday, May 20, 2014

celebrate paperweight

Hello!
This months challenge at the Inspiration Journal is "celebrate".
So I've made a little gift for the father in my life, my Mr., Terry :)

My fave thing to do when I'm junkin' is to search for vintage items and bring them back to life, just like this paperweight. Whenever I see them cheap I'll pick them up so I have a few on hand.
I take the pictures out of them and get creating!
You can find vintage ones that are deep enough to add thick trinkets and such.
Like this one, I used Tim Holtz idea-ology findings.
This was really hard to photograph with the light reflecting off it, I'll do my best to tell whats inside.
I used a scrap from the Eclectic Elements Melange 8 piece fat quarter for the base, the one that looks like measuring tapes, I like the look of the fabric magnified, you can see the weave of the fabric.
 I took an old chipboard coaster from Chili's and traced the paper weight on it.

           I got this Peel n Stick fabric fuse at Walmart, you stick the fabric on it and cut it like cardstock, 
                                           no ironing needed for this, perfect for small projects!
I traced the chipboard circle onto the fabric and cut that out and then I had my base to glue my trinkets to.
I used a key, the keyhole has a tiny piece of scrap cardstock from the 8x8 collage paper stash glued to the back and then I filled it with Glossy Accents, there's a game spinner, a long fastener, a tiny flat washer, 2 mirrored stars and xoxo from Chitchat Verbages. 
After everything was glued down I glued the paperweight to the base with E6000.
Here's a picture of the supplies I used. 
Now, it's your turn to make a celebration project and upload it to the Inspiration Journal for a chance to win $50 in supplies from Inspiration Emporium!
Be sure and use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have fun!
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From Millan.Net

5 comments:

Lisa H said...

Pam, that's really cool! I love the idea of working over a vintage paper weight.

Oxana said...

oh so cute! love every little detail ^.^

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I look for these things when I go junkin' too, Pam. Love what you did here...sooooo deliciously vintage. You should enter the Craft Hoarders Anonymous current challenge...it's all about metal and glass. This would be perfect!

Scrapthat said...

What a treasure!! it's going to be a lovely keepsake! TFS

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