Hi all I am Elaine (Ellapu) This blog used to be called Handcrafted by Ellapu but wanted to rebrand to KraftiKards Kreations. I have given up mixed media and am now into making cards. I had not posted since 2019 when I ran 2 challenge blogs, Eclectic Ellapu and Altered Eclectics. There were so many fantastic designers who tirelessly created such beautiful art and I would like to thank them if they ever come across my blog again. I do hope you enjoy my art
What miserable weather but hey what should we expect for winter (and all year long lol) At least it is a good excuse to shut oneself in the craftroom.
Today I have another tin foil project to share with you. I had bought plain matchboxes and decided to make an advent calender ideal for a man however that is not what I ended up with lol
I covered 6 panels of chipboard with crushed tin foil, one of which had 5 wooden cogs arranged for the top. I used black acrylic paint over the top and wiped away to give the aged metal look. I glued the matchboxes in stacks of 6 and stuck the panels to the sides to make it look like a cubed chest of drawers.
Now this was thepoint I swore alot - the inside drawer of the matchboxes I had bought either would not fit at all or were really stiff. So guess what I had to make 24 tiny boxes to fit the matchbox shell. I was not a happy bunny. Mental note here.... only used proper match boxes in future! I made them alot more shallow to fit and then decided I needed drawer fronts so cut out small pieces of chipboard to serve that purpose. I cut them by hand so they were not perfect. I wanted it to look old, not perfect! I finished them off with more tin foil.
I used screwhead brads with mixed heads. I then had another problem in the fact I could not grip the brad to pull the drawer open. I decided to use eyelets as a spacer between brad and drawer front. Voila finished and very pleased it is LOL.
Here are the pics
I hope you enjoyed your visit today and please call back again.
Hugz Elaine xx
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