Hello peeps, I hope you are all well? So What's on your workdesk this Wednesday?
Mine for once is productive. I recently popped to the scrapstore in Lacock, Wiltshire. This place is fabulous, there are similar ones all across the country. They are charities and they take industrial waste that can be used in craft and schools.
On this trip I got some metal tubes (just one or two!!), some blue leather from Mulberry (they may be posh but I am lucky they are local so there is some fabulous leather offcuts in this scrapstore. The Bristol one is near Cameron Balloons so you get lots of ripstop in there-you just need to do a bit of homework about local industries) and a few empty film canisters for storage and some felt that I plan to use for book covers all for £1.50!
The tubes are unused cream tubes
I cut the ends off and slit up the side. I then bashed the tubes flat with my leather and copper hammer (it's called Thor-I love the fact that the hammer actually has a name!!) with the metal over a piece of funky foam (to limit the dents on the metal).
I then used one of my Ten Second Studio moulds with a paper stump and created the stars.
I then coloured it with alcohol inks and when dry rubbed it back with a sanding block (forget those expensive craft ones...I get mine from the hardware store-50p!!) to expose some of the base metal.
There you have it....a metal embellishment ready to be used for almost next to nothing!
My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are "Killer Heiress Sues Fans".....well, I for one will be watching the news for the next few days!!
So, if you fancy a legal snoop at workdesks around the globe then pop over to the lovely Julia's blog