Monday, May 8, 2017

Shabby lil cabinet by Lynne

Hey there!  I've gotten myself all sorts of luscious woodgrain papers over the last while, most of them when I went to Scrapfest, and I decided this warm white one would be perfect to use on the Arch Top Cabinet.

This is a blown out photo of how the cabinet pieces fit together; the open front and doors are added afterwards. I covered all the pieces with patterned paper and sanded & inked the edges before gluing the cabinet together,

I used mini clamps to hold the pieces together as they dried; these came from a dollar store.

I used the Narrow windows to embellish the doors; there was a bit of a process there that didn't quite go as planned, but I ended up liking the end result. I started with acrylic paint blended to closely match the soft pinkish-white of the patterned paper, then lightly inked them with the two inks I had used on the edges, ColorBox Honey and Versamark Brown, then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. When I went to add them to the doors, I decided they looked WAAAAY too dark, so I then rubbed them with Dew Drop Ink in Moonlight White and really liked the way they looked against the paper after that. From that you can take this gem of wisdom - ideally, make sure you're happy with the colour BEFORE you add the embossing powder or other sealer!! See how dark it was before I added the white ink!!

The cat as painted with white acrylic paint then brushed with ModPodge. I then sprinkled flocking onto the glue and spread it as evenly as possible. I added some flowers, ribbons, and punched foliage to give the top of the cabinet a finished look

I added brads to the doors for knobs after attaching the windows.
This is a view with the doors open....I haven't quite figured out what I want to store in here yet....any suggestions? If I thought I could fit Narnia in there I'd give it a go....

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you peace, joy and creativity!

Arch Top Cabinet with Doors
.Narrow Windows
Cats Shape Set


Color Box Ink-Honey
VersaColor Ink-Brown
Dew Drop Ink-Moonlight White
Clear embossing powder
Versamark Ink
white flocking
BoBunny brads

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