Monday, 1 February 2016

Alice Themed Stackable Storage Box by Moira Sutton


We are very excited to be launching our own range of Stackable Storage Boxes today. We have boxes for lots of different mediums (with more in the pipeline!) and the great thing about these boxes is the fact they stack. When space is at a premium in your craft area, you don't want storage that takes up your precious work space, so the best way to go is up! 

The boxes are made from 4mm MDF which makes them sturdy but not too heavy and the MDF is a great smooth surface to decorate too.

We kick off the launch week with a fantastic project from Moira.








That’s Crafty! have launched a fantastic range of MDF stacking storage units today. I have been lucky enough to decorate the box designed to store Alcohol Inks, Stickles and other bottles of that size. The range includes storage units for lots of other mediums and you will be seeing samples of all different units during the week which have been decorated by the DT. I must say we all got very excited making them and sharing our pics with each other as we went along. Partly because it is fun to decorate an interesting shape but mainly because they are such lovely quality and we know people will find them invaluable for keeping stash under control.

The units come ready to assemble. As it was obvious is would be difficult to decorate inside the bottom of the box after it was constructed, I decorated the top part of the bottom sheet before constructing making sure to avoid the tabs and slots so the MDF did not swell. When the base was dry I put mine together using the Cosmic Shimmer Glue but you could use any PVA, wood glue, Glossy Accents etc. They are really easy to construct, popping tabs into slots and gluing.

To decorate I started with a coat of gesso, then a coat of the Media Fluid Acrylics Ultramarine and white mixed to make a light blue. I went over this coat with the Ultramarine paint through an assortment of the Dinky Stencils and finally a dry brush of white paint.





Next I gave the four corners a thick coat of the DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and an overcoat of the Ultramarine to colours the crackles. 

I stamped the Alice images on stamping paper and coloured them in using the Pitt Pens as these are permanent and hand cut them. The word stamps were stamped onto plain parts of pages in an old book and the story text was copied and printed onto blank pages from an old book so they all had a vintage feel. Images and text were applied with Gel Medium. I also added a couple charms and a tiny bottle filled with a mysterious liquid. Then just because I could, I added some blue Stickles.





To protect the box from knocks (I am so clumsy) I gave it all a coat of the Maimeri Glassy Gel.
Moira

7 comments:

  1. Love your box Moira it is decorated beautifully xx

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  2. That looks fabulous. I love Alice in Wonderland. Can you EVER have too much storage? Lx

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  3. Very cool - and I definitely need to look in to some of those storage boxes for my paints.
    Alison x

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  4. Love it,such a magical box for holding magical mediums!
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  5. Seems like these boxes will be a GREAT HIT and what a wonderful decor you have created with yours. ADORABLE and FUN. j

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  6. Absolutely beautiful Moira and I so love the Alice theme too.
    Fliss xx

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  7. Moira a stunning start to launch week, love the Alice in Wonderland theme you've chosen
    Love
    Amanda x

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