Saturday, 14 May 2011

My New Ink Pad Storage Holder...

Good Afternoon!

Well I was hoping to post yesterday, but as I'm sure most of you will have experienced Blogger had some down time following some problems with corrupt data. Just one of those things, and I'm thankful that everyone worked really hard to get everyone's blog back online. It just shows how much we use and appreciate our blogs!

I wanted to show you my NEW Ink pad storage. Well, it stores about 20% of my total ink pads, but it's very nice. I picked it up from a local charity shop for £2.99 and it was crying out for me to take it home. So I did. It was a boring wood colour when I inheritied it, so I painted it white with about three coats of Acrylic Paint...
Then I thought it deserved some decoration, so I spread out fuschia acrylic paint onto an acrylic block, and used as an ink pad to ink up {or should that be 'paint up'?!} a gorgeous stamp from Stampendous...

I then 'randomly' stamped onto the surface of the wood/acrylic painted surface. Doesn't it look cool, and it's SO easy to do!
You can't really see the paint job on the folllowing photo but you CAN see my lovely inks, all labelled for easy use. I have the inks I use most often in here, sat on my desk.


I hope you enjoyed stopping by and looking at my lovely new ink storage!

6 comments:

Doodles said...

Looks beautiful and I want to come play with all those inks and that beautiful stamp lol x

Doreen said...

What a great idea Clare.xxx

Sarpreet said...

i love how you crafted this item! and it sounds so simple! and yet stunning.

Dazie said...

These are the best finds! I found a cd storage 'thingy' in a charity shop and had to have it as it makes brilliant craft storage, its on my to make over list (which is constantly growing!). I love how you have done the flowers they look so pretty!

Have a great weekend
Dazie
x

spikesbitch said...

I'd seen this on your WOYWW post and wondered what you had planned for it. Brilliant idea. Did you say it used to be a cassette holder. Talk about an eye for storage potential. Can I ask what brands of inks you've managed to fit into it?

As for the tantalising glimps of the american magazine for craft room inspiration in the previous post... we don't need it, we've got your craft room blog posts. Brilliant.

Kathleen said...

great idea.
my hubby hates traipsing round the charity shops but i'm determined i am going to find something in there one day!!!
kathleen mc xx