Saturday, October 5, 2013

File Folder Holder

You know how you make something for someone else and then you get done and you think "WOW I really love this...maybe I can keep it myself"?  Well that's how I fell about this file folder holder.  LOL  I actually made this for my daughter and yes, I gave it to her today but I really wanted to keep it for myself since it turned out so cute...hahaha

This file folder is made from a cardboard box that I purchased from Staples, which is an office products store.  I'll post pictures of it below, you will see how very unappealing it is to start with.  Brown and black is not the greatest look.  So I took this and folded it and glued everything closed to be sure it stayed real sturdy.  Once it is completed the Heidi Swapp Scrapbook Files fit perfectly inside of it.

These are the steps I took to complete the look:  I painted the whole box with white Gesso the covered everything except the inside with Multi-Medium  Matte (as the glue) and Tim Holtz tissue paper.  Next another light cover of Gesso mixed with water and when that was dry I used some different colored acrylic paints brushing here and there.  Next I used some colored sprays to add some sparkle and drips.  The next layer is three different Prima clear stamps using three different colored chalk/inks.  On top of that I added a layer of Molding Paste and Texturez using a couple different stencils.  Once everything was dry I used the sprays and added a few light sprays here and there.  Once that was done the decorating began...

I started by adding the ribbon, a couple of doilies and cheese cloth, then everything else is just layered on top of these. Some of the elements have been altered using Gesso and the words "A Moment In Time" has been embossed using Shabby Pink Embossing pretty when embossed!  The ribbon was white and I sprayed it using Glimmer Mist Silk which turned it a very pretty color which matched my box perfectly.  Below is a complete listing of all the products I used...

See how pretty it turned out?  Now you know why I wanted to keep!  Well I guess I'm going to be making myself one too!

Finished File Box

File box as it comes from Staples
Back of File Box
Left Side/Front View
Right Front/Side View

Inside View
Another shot of the Inside

Project Recipe:
Studio Gesso White
Studio Multi-Medium Matte
Liquitex Flexable Molding Paste
Sprays: Spritz-Truffle, Vibes-Jeni B Blue, Glimmer Mist-Silk and Heidi Swapp-White
Acrylics - Lime Green, Porcelain Doll, Robins Egg
Texturez - Patina
Ingred Bolme Chalk Inks - Teal Damask and Old Rose
Ranger - Archival Ink Black
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap and Forest Moss
Stencils - Crafters Workshop-Mini Tiny Circles and Prima-564278
Prima Clear Stamps - 960896, 960810 & 563042
Prima - Delight Paper Collection
Tim Holtz - Tissue Paper and Metal #25 Tag
Flowers - Prima & Petaloo
Finnabair - Metal Clock Circle
Prima - White Metal Clock, Zipper Pull, Wood Flowers & Leaves, White Frame 570019, and
     Topiary Tree 569983
Leaky Shed - Chipboard Ring
Gina's Designs - Chipboard Words (embossed using Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel) and Steampunk
     White Doily (sprayed with Heidi Swapp White)
From my stash - Brads, Doilies, Cheese Cloth, Beads, Light Bulb, and Clear Acrylic Bubbles

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