Tuesday 2 June 2020

2020 #10 Home Sweet Home with HP {by Corrie Herriman}

2020 Topic 10: Recycled Packaging

This is an awesome project from Corrie to repurpose a tea box. I really like to see how a project builds from start to fimish, and Corrie creates her wonderful layers of paint and stencils, finishing with all sorts of house stamps to perfectly refresh this lovely storage box.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Corrie with you today, and I'd like to share with you my project that I made for the recycled packaging topic. 

When this topic came up I immediately thought of a tea box I had in my craft room. This box was a gift to my husband from an airline and originally had tea in it. So, I thought of tea and biscuits and the tins you can buy in Britain with the lovely chocolate box houses on them. So I decided to alter this box and use houses on the outside. 

After I started to alter this box I did struggle with the houses and tried several different ways of using them on the box, ie. coloured, painted, how?  In the end, after trying the different options, I decided to stamp them on book paper and just leave them as they were. I really like how it turned out.  Sometimes less is more, right? 

This is the tea box that I chose to use. 

I started with painting all the edges with PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic paint in the colour {Cloud 9}. In the time it was drying, I cut pieces of {Smoothy card 240 gsm} to fit the top and sides of the box. 

I used my gel press plate to make the backgrounds. The first piece of paper is for the top and I also used stencil {PS036} by Kim Dellow to make it look a little more interesting. I used the following PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic colours: {Antarctic}, {Mermaid} and {Turquoise}.

I did the same for the other pieces of paper, just didn't use the stencil on the gel plate. I used Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: {Teresa Green}, {Granny Smith}, {Antarctic} and {Mermaid}. 

I did add some stencilling but in the traditional way with a piece of foam and Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics {Turquoise} and {Hey Pesto}. 

Next I stamped the backgrounds I made, using Hot Pick set {HP1801}. I used Archival inks in similar colours to the backgrounds and black. I also went around the edges with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint {Little Black Dress}, especially where the black stamping was to try and frame the pieces. 

Next I stamped the houses and doorway from Hot Pick set {HP1601}. After trying painted backgrounds, colouring them on white card stock and not liking any of them, I decided to stamp in book pages and use them just as they are. I like how this looks. So I cut them all out and adhered them onto the pieces of painted card stock for my box. I then adhered the pieces of card stock to the box and this is the result. 

Only after finishing the box, I saw that one of the stamps I used for the background actually has the words '100% recycled' on it. How fun is that ! 

I enjoy altering objects, especially things that I have lying around. I think it is very satisfying to change something that you were going to throw out into something useful. I hope you like the idea and go rummaging through your house and craft room to find something to alter. I enjoyed doing my box which I probably will use to keep small stuff in. I just wish I hadn't spent hours trying things out when my actual first thought was to use book pages. 

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Helen said...

what a fabulous project Corrie!

Miriam said...

This is a fabulous project Corrie

Lucy Edmondson said...

This has turned out great, Corrie!

A Pink said...

A fabulous recycled project, Corrie . Love the colours and how its original purpose inspired your use of the house stamps and 'words' .

Etsuko said...

Stunning project!! x