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Friday, October 07, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Gets Organized


Hi! It’s Melissa here with a fun mixed media tutorial to share with you today. Once again, in keeping with the back-to-school time of year, I've made a desk organizer. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.

 1. I used 2 empty tissues, a piece of a pizza box and 10 toilet paper tubes.
2. Cut the top of the tissue box, folded the pieces and adhered them down. 
3. Spray painted the inside of the empty box red.

4. Spray painted the the tp tubes red.
5. Prepped/Painted the outside of the box with white gesso and allowed to dry.
6. Decided that the box as not sturdy enough. Cut another box along seems in order to be able to turn  it inside out.
7. Spray painted the entire outside of the flattened box.
8. Sprayed the reverse side with adhesive spray. (I'd forgo this set another time as it made it fussy to assemble.)
 9. Folded the 2nd box inside out and put it inside the 1rst box.
10. Added a spray painted platform (made out of a piece of a pizza box) to the bottom. (I wanted the tubes to reach the top edge of the box, but they were not quite tall enough.)
 11. Stenciled embossing ink through the ARTplorations Stencil Big Bloom Factory - Large onto all 4 sides.
12. Heat embossed in white.
13. Sponged on red ink.
14. Organized some of my crafting supplies.

That's all I have for today. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments!

Grace & Peace,

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  1. Clever idea to use the TP tubes! That would be a great help to keep everything from falling over!

  2. Brilliant idea and looks really cool too! Thank you! xxx


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