Canvas Corp Brand asked the Design Team members to do something with ivory and rustic wood. This gave me the perfect opportunity to finish something I had begun a few months ago.
Someone started a dollar origami animal collection for me. I had them sitting on a shelf, as the collection grew this display method simply wasn’t working. It didn’t show them off and it didn’t protect them from the cats!
I wanted something that gave them some presence, showed them off individually, and yet allowed for them to be organically intertwined. A typical glass curio wasn’t the answer as they are too sterile. The printer tray from Canvas Corp Brand was purrfect!
I had some great work-in-progress pictures, but my camera died and won’t give me any access to those! Annoying, but I have a new camera.
There are many things in this printer tray, but they are all things I already had. This shows you want you can do with things you have on hand.
- Paint the printer tray with ivory paint. I used several different paints as I had a few colors, but not enough of any to completely cover the printers tray. My layers were not even. The final coat of paint was Martha Steward pearl. I then sprayed Glimmer Mist – Nougat.
- Sand the edges and other areas that so some wood color would show through.
- Using a paint brush paint on (not evenly) Glimmer Mist – Suede.
- The next step was to pull out everything that might work and decide what I was going to use and where it would fit. I will describe what is in each section; generally working clockwise.
- Top/Center: The bottom picture is from a magazine, I distressed with Distress Ink – Walnut. The second layer is chipboard sprayed with Glimmer Mist – Mantis. The third layer is printer chip board. The top layer is a Prima flower.
- Top/Right: Praying Mantis Dollar Origami. Background is burlap stamped with white pigment ink.
- Right/Center: Chevron stamp inked with High Impact – Olive.
- Right/Center/Edge: Green clothespin holding a translucent leaf, to/from tag, image of a camera, and a chipboard “You.”
- Right/Center: Heart, received in a swap.
- Right/Center: E-Flute paper, ridges painted with High Impact – Olive. Frog Dollar Origami.
- Right/Bottom: Ephemera with vintage button.
- Right/Bottom: Metal Label Holder, with chipboard.
- Bottom/Center: Elephant Dollar Origami standing on straw/grass.
- Bottom/Center: Recollection Espresso paperpack.
- Left/Bottom: Scrap paper from swap.
- Left/Bottom: Kayak Dollar Origami.
- Left/Center: Vintage button.
- Left/Center: Recollections Espresso paper pack.
- Left/Top: Owl wood embellishment sprayed with Glimmer Mist – Mantis and with flat pearl eyes.
- Left/Top: Chipboard/
- Left/Top: Cat Dollar Origami.
- Center/Left: First layer, scrap paper stamped with Distress Ink – Paint. Second Layer, Tattered Tangles sprayed with Glimmer Mist – Mantis. Ivory flat pearl.
- Center/Center: First layer, paper bag with edges distress with Distress Ink – Walnut. Second layer, Flocked Floral Damask on White. Top layer, Owl Dollar Origami.
- Center/Right: First layer, product packaging stamped with a dragonfly with Distress Ink – Walnut. Chipboard.
- Hanging from top: Piece of leather with metal feather attached as pendant.
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