Thursday, 13 June 2013

Off-The-Page {Cabinet} project for Scrapmatts {Using LOTS of Prima & Purple Pumpkin!}




This is my 2nd project for the month of May, up at Scrapmatts HERE.

I just adored making this altered project - the cabinet! {CB7011 Memory Cabinet 01}. 
 May I just say that this is the MOST AWESOME OFF-THE-PAGE ITEM
 I have ever come across for sale!!

  Hats off to Scrapmatts for putting together this absolutely DARLING piece!
I think this item would be IDEAL for a class as everyone can customise this to exactly
 the way they want - it is FUN to decorate & I have never constructed something
 like this myself before so I felt a big sense of achievement when it stuck together
 & didn't collapse  {it comes flat-packed with excellent instructions on how to assemble}.


Once I had glued all the pieces of the cabinet together I painted it with an undercoat
 of cheap gesso {I always do this in preparation when I am painting as it is a good
 base & saves other, more expensive paints being absorbed by the wood or chipboard.


Then I painted a fairly thick coat of Ranger Crackle Paint in "Picket Fence" 
which is just a fancy name for white.  This paint is incredibly awesome
 & the thicker you put it on - the deeper the cracks!  I'm impatient so I 
dried mine off with my heat (embossing) gun to literally WATCH
 the cracks appear - it's like magic!!


Then I inked the edges randomly with dark brown archival ink
 (better staying power than chalk ink) & rubbed over some places 
with Ranger Liquid Pearls in Buttercup & Cantaloupe
 (these work just like metallic paint but are cheaper & take up less space to store!)


I used various Scrapmatts Words (CB1198 Scrap Words 06) -
 these are a MUST-HAVE for your stash - incredibly useful!!  
I inked mine in dark brown then added a swipe of 
yellow & orange & a little gesso sponging.


I added a big Prima Rose resin to the top of my cabinet which I also treated
 in the same way as the words.  I use HOT GLUE for all my Off-The-Page
 projects as it is by far the strongest but be careful - handling a glue-gun
 can result in burning yourself (which I do regularly LOL).


I am an embellishment addict so - aswell as decorating the inside of the cabinet 
I added a couple of Prima vines to the outside too :-p  I always cut these up 
& re-connect them to suit the area I am covering - I sponged these with dark 
brown ink on the leaves, yellow & orange on the blooms & gesso all over!!


I added a few dots of Liquid Pearls along the top edge too - these run 
& smudge so you need to add them last then leave them to dry overnight.


I hope you will give this OTP page project a try!  
It would make the most awesome customised gift for someone 
on an occasion like a wedding for example.  TOTALLY unique!!

I used plenty of Purple Pumpkin products on both this project 
& the layout I showed yesterday.  Go HERE to follow the 
Purple Pumpkin blog & click into their online store to shop!



30 comments:

Kim Price said...

This is such a sweet project and so very feminine. Lovely.

Anne P said...

Wow, that looks totally fabulous.

Elaine coustley said...

Your off the page project is just "Absolutely Fabulous" a beautiful keepsake for someone special x

Leonie said...

Oh wow this is a very sweet and cute OTP project!! YOu've done a fantastic job on it Helen it looks awesome. Crackle mediums are lots of fun to play with I've used some on my latest project and I'm the same watching those cracks appears is so cool. Oh dear that sounds tragic, haha it doesn't take much to amuse a scrapbooker! Cheers, my friend. :)

Lizzy Hill said...

You clever girl...thanks for the info on the paints & inks you used:):):) It looks gorgeous & very, very pretty...& I must admit to checking out very carefully how you staged the photo LOL!!!!!!!

Lizzyc said...

This looks gorgeous! What a lovely little cabinet.. and you have decorated it perfectly!

Cindy Keogh said...

Gorgeous!!! Stunning!!! Awesome OTP project Helen!!!! I love it. I love this piece by Scrapmatts! I cant wait to find a US vendor that carries it so I can give this a try.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*thud* ... that's my JAW hitting the desk!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! This is absolutely amazing Helen!! Just STUNNING!!! WOWWWWWWW!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Val Thorpe said...

GORGEOUS! just gorgemouse :D

carlies said...

wow so sweet and cool and veryyyyy
BEAUTIFUL My friend

Hugs Carla

juscrap said...

Ohhh my!!!! This is gorgeous!!! i love it!xx

Keren Tamir said...

This is absolutely stunning!! just in love with this so much!! you've outdone yourself with this piece! seriously amazing!

Chelsea Tilbury said...

WOW mum this looks like something I would find on Pinterest. This is so beautiful!! Looks like something out of a fairy tale! <3

Chelsea Tilbury said...

WOW mum this looks like something I would find on Pinterest. This is so beautiful!! Looks like something out of a fairy tale! <3

Carin McDonough said...

That is fabulous Helen and I just love that little cupboard, so cute! :)

Kerryn said...

This is stunning Helen!

Svjetlana said...

This is so cute!

Lynnda said...

I'm just like Julie...!!! Jaw is still!! wide like WOW WOW WOW... this project is absolutely stunning !!! Love it...love it...totally loving it... hugs....x

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is so amazing Helen. I've had my eye on that specific piece. Looks so yummy eith all of the embellies added in Fave

yyam said...

Oooooh...this is such a pretty project Helen! You are rocking the altered art!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Helen!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous project Helen. This could be an advert for Prima!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful is this?!?!? Love the 3D project.

Sandie Edwards said...

Now isn't this totally beautiful ... so much yummy detail!!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Wiping the drool off my keyboard here!!!

Svetlana Austin said...

Helen, this is really stunning! love all the pretty little thing your filled your little cabinet with! gorgeous!!!

MARILYN said...

I'm in AWE....So Gorgeous project!!! love each detail...awesome!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow....stunning in every way! Soft, elegant and just perfect! Beautiful!

Lisa M said...

What a WOW creation. Mitra's blog shows it off, but I loved seeing even more pictures. Gorgeous creation!! She's right, you should be famous VERY soon. ;)
hugs,
Lisa x