Thursday, March 29, 2012

Distress Ink Holder

Our challenge this month was to create an up-cycled project, at first I was really stumped.  I don't normally "alter" things and I don't even own any Modge Podge.   Then I decided to create an ink holder for my distress inks which have recently started to grow.  I based my idea from my stickles holder but when I turned it on the side I realized it needed to be modified to work.  Here is my distress ink holder and a tutorial of how I made it.

Step 1: Measure your box and determine the amount of slots that you will be able to fit horizontally and vertically (mine was 2 x 7).  

Step 2: Cut stripts of light cardboard to fit the horizontal (mine used 1) and vertical sizes (mine used 6).  
Step 3:Cut a small slit half way up one all the vertical pieces
Step 4: Take the horizontal piece(s) and measure where they will join with the vertical pieces and cut a small slit halfway up.
Step 5: Join the vertical pieces to the horizontal piece(s) by inserting the slits of the vertical pieces to the slits in the horizontal piece(s)
Step 6: Put this inside the box, you will notice that everything moves around a lot and is  pretty loose
Step 7: In order to make the ink pads stable I created little "cases" to go inside the spaces, repeat this for all the spaces your box has (mine has 14)
Step 8: Put all the small "cases", in the slots and everything should be nice and snug
Step 9: Label your inks and place in your slots, I put my a small piece of velcro on the back and attach the foam applicator pads to them (one for each color)

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1 comment:

  1. Love it! Just saw this on and thought I would pop over!! Love it...verrry creative!!! Enjoy!!1