I want to wish each of you who celebrate it, a very joyous Easter.
I hope today's project conveys the true spirit of this joyous day.
Remember the cheese cracker boxes I deconstructed recently? There was a second side to the boxes, so today I'm going to recycle the second side.
Materials (from top left clockwise):
Craft paint, your choice
Scraps of vintage sheet music
Cheese cracker box, one side
*CJ asked what a Crop-a-dile was and why you would need one. They are totally worth the money (mine was a gift, but I know it cost $30.00 USD) if you have problems with grip. They are for cutting holes in just about everything, including items far too heavy for your regular hole punch. I've used mine on those laminate counter top samples they used to give free at big box home improvement stores in the U.S. There are two hole sizes along the two sides (1/8" and 3/16"), and you can adjust the distance from the top or edge you want for the hole via the precision sliding guide. But that's not all. There is a movable piece on one side in the center that allows you to set small and large eyelets, snaps, or washers. One side is not movable, but you can twist the square to get the right setting for the part you want to set.
I hope I haven't confused anyone. If so, please ask, because I can visualize what I want to explain, but it's easier to show than tell. If you use one, please tell why or if you like yours. No, I'm not getting paid to ask!
These are the colors of paint I used. You can see one of the hole punches on the Crop-a-dile. Please don't ask where the name comes from, because I think it's silly. I would have called it a multi-hole punch and setter.
You might be able to see this was last night when I started painting the background.
For some reason, I thought I had taken a photo of the paint before I added the colorful stickers, but obviously I didn't.
Next I added two flowers gifted me by my dear friend Valerie. Since I only had two, I chose a coordinated polymer clay heart for the third element. I adhered everything using E-6000.
I made a problem for myself when I forgot to add the sheet music to the back until after the front was completed. I got a few bubbles I couldn't get out that were along areas where I couldn't press the glued paper hard enough to ensure a good bond.
Next it was time to punch holes using my Crop-a-dile, but I was unable to use my universal hole guide because I positioned the heart directly in the path of the hole.
I turned the piece over and "eyeballed" the two holes. I should have measured, but I'm not known for measuring when it comes to art.
It took forever to tie the fiber through the hole.
I love this fiber, but I don't think I'll be stringing it through any more holes.
Here are a couple of random shots.
For Day 16 of 22, I recycled a cheese cracker box, repurposed two gifted flowers, added stickers, fibers, and a polymer clay heart left over from a previous project.
I'm so grateful you have stuck with me through this month of recycling, reusing, repurposing, and reimagining. And I LOVE your comments, because they keep me going. And I hope your (Easter) Sunday is a glorious one!
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