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15 April 2010

Altered Slide Mailer

Taking inspiration from Leandra Franich at Paper Artsy,
my project today was to alter a slide mailer.

The mailer was cut in half & covered with Brenda Walton's Maison paper
from K & Company.

In addition to the papers, I also used Maison stickers
& Tim Holtz mini grungeboard elements (keyholes, hinges & heart shape)
& his "home" definition Epoxy Stickerz from Junkitz.


I sanded the edges of the mailer then used Distress Ink (brushed corduroy)
to add age & distress to the mailer.

The keyholes & hinges were coloured with the same Distress Ink
& heat embossed with Distress embossing powder (black soot)
to give a rusty hammered metal appearance.


I used my Crop-a-dile to cut through the thick cardboard to create a keyhole
you can see through & placed a keyhole on each side.


The long paper sticker "Home is where the heart is"
was stuck to a strip of mountboard then each word was cut out
& the edges sanded.

I substituted the heart word with a grungeboard heart, covered in paper.

A small pearl was attached to the centre of the flower.


The large metal key is Life's Journey Metal Art by K & Company.

The paper button sticker was covered with a Papermania clear dome sticker,
to give dimension & strength so that it would sit proud on the bottom corner.


To finish I attached the two hinges using Glossy Accents.



My thanks to

Brenda - love those papers
Tim - grungeboard, ink, distressing powder & epoxy sticker
Leandra - for her inspiration

5 comments:

  1. This is soooo lovely - I love all the elements you've used.

    Jo

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  2. Oh daisy I love this. Well done you! Love S xx

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  3. Wonderful idea for the whole project Daisy - and wonderful work too! I love the muted colour scheme you have used.

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  4. This is really lovely daisy xx

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  5. gorgeous daisy - i have a bit of a thing about keys - i dunno why but i love them xx

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