The travel soap box I had was solid white and boring -- so I decided to give it more pizzaz! Working on a non-stick craft sheet, I used Tim Holtz felt applicator and dabbed on TH Adirondack alcohol inks in various colors/shades: Latte, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Current, Eggplant, & metallic Silver. I did a lot of experimenting with colors, so there could be more. The master of alcohol ink (Tim Holtz) makes mention in his techniques that you'll have to know when to stop--he wasn't kidding. Ha ha... He's got some great tutorials for using alcohol ink -- here's a good one to get your feet wet ---> HERE. You're gonna love what all these inks can do!
I used a die cut circle in the same colors I used on the soap box and added some silver gel pen dots, and wrote craft scrubbie with a black sharpie. Then I laminated it, cut it out and adherd it to the front of the box with foam dots. The foam and plastic keep any water that comes in contact with it at bay. I used the Ultimate glue to adhere the sheer silver ribbon to the inside of the lid--mostly a decorate element, but you could actually create a handle for your box this way as well. I've picked my box up by the ribbon on occassion and it's held up quite well.
|Sorry I don't have a "before" picture,|
but hopefully the white on the inside gives you the idea.
Well, that's it for today -- wow...can you believe two posts this week?!
Thanks for checkin' in -- I hope your weekend is fabulous! Lisa