Hello - it's challenge time again at The Mirror Crack'd. This month we are looking for mixed media projects that recycle or upcycle something! Or if you don't fancy that, how about making a gift for someone? Or maybe even upcycle something to make a gift!!
I decided to make a ribbon spool holder. When I'm making samples, I end up with lots of spools all over my crafting space, so thought that this would come in handy.I started with an old coaster, an empty ribbon spool, and the ends of some kebab sticks from another project.
I started by sanding down the coaster.
Then I applied some DecoMache paper with Mod Podge to both the coaster and the old ribbon reel.
The next step was to add some Washi Tape for a bit more colour.
And then I stencilled over with some texture paste, using That Special Touch Polka Dots mask.
Using Wikipedia, I printed some definitions of ribbon onto parchment paper, scrumpled them up and inked them, before applying them to the coaster.
To the ribbon spool, I added an offcut of lace for decoration.
And these two pieces were glued together.
I then wrapped more Washi tape around the kebab sticks, before sticking it into the base with glue gel.
I have already used it - and it works like a dream!! Am really pleased with the way it turned out.
So, you have a whole month to join in with our Recycle/Upcyle chalenge. We would love to see what you come up with. Pop over to The Mirror Crack'd blog to check out all the other incredible inspiration.