Sunday 2 December 2018

2018 #21 Matchbox Art: No Parking with ECF {by Corrie Herriman}

 2018 Topic 21: Matchbox Art

Corrie has undertaken some serious 'outside of the box' thinking to get her matchbox idea to come together! A book, a roof and much more! Great how she figure out 'No' Parking too!! You'll have to read to find that bit out! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Corrie here with you today, and I'd like to share with you my take on the Matchbox Art theme. 
I didn't want to use the matchbox as just a matchbox so I decided to change it into a house. It is still a full functioning matchbox and it also has a little surprise in it's drawer. 

This project was very enjoyable to do; as usual I thought about it for a while and when I had it done in my head, I sat down and started. I wasn't sure what colours to use yet but that sort of happens when I begin.  I started with cutting the pieces for the top and gluing them in place.

This photo shows the 'extension' I built on my matchbox to turn it into a house. I also took a piece of approx. A4 size pattern paper and folded it into a little book. This type of book is called a 'Zine' fold and there are plenty of examples on YouTube if you are interested in making one. 

Of course, because of the roof, I had to make something to open the drawer. Normally you would push it out but that was not possible in this case.

So I added a little tab so it can be pulled out. This works really well. I painted the house itself and the drawer with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics using {Vanilla} for the house and {Sea glass} for the drawer. I also stencilled the sides of the drawer with {PS023} and inked the edges with Archival ink in {Aquamarine}. While this was drying I turned my attention to the little surprise that was going in the drawer. 

From the Zine folded book I made a mini art journal and also did four little tiny spreads in it. It fits nicely in the drawer. I used Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics {Vanilla}, {Yellow Submarine}, {Pumpkin Soup}, {Blue Oyster}, {Bora Bora}, {Pine Grove}, {Seaglass}, {Surf's Up}, {Twilight}, {Eggshell} and {Mushroom} and Courtney's new stamps {ECF01} and {ECF04} for this. I also used some washi tapes and some thread. The girls in the book are from the Tim Holtz' Photobooth photos. 

Eclectica Courtney Franich Set 01 (ECF01)

Eclectica Courtney Franich Set 04 (ECF04)

Here is the house, painted and stamped; I also added a bit of stencilling with {PS023}. I tried to stamp the Traffic control stamp straight on the house but found it difficult. So in the end I painted some thinnish paper in the same yellow, stamped the stamp, cut it out and glued it to the house with gel medium. I also randomly stamped the rest of the house and inked the edges. I used different inks for stamping. Some Archival and when I don't have the colour I need I use Distress Oxides. Added advantage is that they cover really well. Disadvantage is that they are not permanent. You could get around that by heat embossing with clear powder. 
PaperArtsy Stencil 023 (PS023)

Here is the finished article. I really like how it turned out. The blue tab is to open the drawer where you'll then find the mini journal. I also added a little 'fractured doll' by Tim Holtz that I wrapped in thread after adding a rub on. The sentiment was made from the "don't even think of parking here" by cutting out the word "parking" and "Don't"of which I cut off the D and the 't and flipped it upside down so it spells 'no'. 

This was a great project to make although it took me the best part of a day to do ! It was all worth it though as I really like the result. 

We hope that you will have a go at Matchbox Art; it is so much fun!  I might have another go and use a tiny one, with and ultra small journal inside. Or maybe something completely different; it could hold photos, little keepsakes etc. I really enjoyed making mine and it has pride of place in my craft room. Of course you don't have to change it into something else, it works just as well as a matchbox. 
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Words and Pictures said...

Brilliant inside and outside the (match)box thinking, Corrie - for a fabulously cool finished result. I love the colours - especially on the little book inside... Really clever work with the NO PARKING sign, and a cool little drawer to store the book. Love it!
Alison x

Mac Mable said...

Fun and fabulous, so unique and so creative x Love the drawer and the contents too x

Etsuko said...

Stunning project Corrie, Fun and great idea for the matchbox and I love the way you have used Courtney's new stamps. xx

geezercrafter said...

Love how you have added the roof and the zine is a fab idea.

Miriam said...

This is wonderful Corrie

PaperArtsy said...

Super cool Corrie!! And a wonderful booklet too!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Great project Corrie. X

Corrie Herriman said...

Thanks everyone ! x

craftytrog said...

Brilliant design Corrie!

Jackie PN said...

Totally adorable Corrie!!
I just love this sweet Charlotte and her hideaway journals!
Jackie xo

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous, so imaginative,

Lucy x