Monday, August 10, 2009


For this 'altered project' I have focused on using the QUICKUTZ GRASS border die & the INKING of the die cuts before putting them onto my project. I’m so glad I did the inking because the difference is amazing and it’s easy to do. You can make a flat 2D die cut look like a 3D work of art in no time at all.

If you haven’t tried inking yet, you are missing out, and I’m sure that once you try it you will not regret it.
I started this week by altering a mini wooden crate that has been floating around my house for a while now. I thought I would get creative and turn it into something useful.
I started by inking the wooden Crate and all my die cuts. I used TIM HOLTZ DISTRESSED INK, but there is a great variety of inks available out there that you would be able to use.
I glued the QUICKUTZ GRASS BORDER to the outside of the crate and then placed the die cuts onto the crate as I wanted them. When I used the QUICKUTZ FLOWERS die, I replaced the flowers with buttons. The other dies I used were the SIZZIX ORIGINALS ROOSTER, QUICKUTZ MUSHROOMS, QUICKUTZ PUMPKIN and the mice & vine are from the exclusive PRINCESS CARRIAGE die.
The pictures show the Crate before and after I altered it, and then also a close up of the front and side.

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