Monday, 3 January 2011
My Recycled / Upcycled Bit-Box
What's a Bit-Box? Good question. I recycled a corrugated cardboard box which was filled with silver night-lights. The ribbon that was round the box already got recycled in my winter door-wreath, and the box has been calling to be used for days. First I rubbed all the edges with embossing ink, and then embossed with bronze and gold powder and a touch of perfect pearls in gold and pink to give the cardboard a bit of shine. The background has been covered with a scrap of hand-made Indian paper with gold stars, which I stamped with a script stamp and a clock. Then I gathered all the bits that were flying around on my desk and stuck as many of them as I could onto / into the box - a stamped and embossed TH bird, some Prima flowers and leaves, some gold numerals, a key, some clocks, some words, a vintage picture, a cameo and a vintage fairy which I placed under a TH fragment. The copper coloured clock is also from TH, and the words from Dark Room Door.
Now you know what a Bit-Box is; I'm not sure if I really like it, but my desk definately looks better. Thanks for looking, and have a nice day/afternoon/evening as the case may be.