Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Shabby ink storage

I've been playing with my Tando ink storage cabinet - had it for a good while and had only got round to spray painting it so it was still looking a bit unloved.

I decided to go for a shabby look (on the grounds that it won't matter if I get it messy while crafting!). I've kept the decoration flat so that it's practical and I can stack stuff on the top if needs be. As you can see - there's room for lots of pads and Distress reinkers fit into the little compartments at the sides.

I sprayed the outside black and the shelves with Glimmer Mist. I made partial impressions with a background stamp and then used white fine detail embossing powder. Once I'd melted the powder, I brushed a little thinned down gesso over some areas to shabby it up even more.

I spread Viva Decor Ferro in a few patches and once it was dry I rubbed over very lightly with some silver Rub n Buff to highlight the texture. I used the same silver on some chippie letters that I coloured black with a marker and stuck them down the side to spell "inks".

It's mounted onto the side of a cupboard in my craft room so the side with the wording is facing out into the room.

You can find the ink pad cabinet and other storage solutions on the Tando retail site {here}.

Stamps:
Chintz backgrounder (CHF, retired)

Ink: Versamark by Tsukineko

Other:
Black spray paint
Glimmer Mist (Coffee Shop)
Chipboard letters (Maya Road)
White detail embossing powder by Stampendous
Rub n buff by Amaco (Silver Leaf)
Ferro by Viva Decor (Graphite)
Gesso


Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Effie said...

I think I just may need one of these!

Suzie said...

It's gorgeous Joanne! You'd never think it was chipboard, would you?!

Dotty Jo said...

Great work! Really stylish, Jo x

Kathy said...

What a brilliant job you've done with this Joanne

Deborah said...

Wow! It looks brilliant Joanne!Very elegant and a bit goth.

Sue said...

Oooh very nice Joanne, I like your reasoning behind going with the shabby look.
It looks like a really sturdy piece of storage.
Sue x

Gez said...

Brilliant Joanne..xx

Tinkertaylor said...

Fabby what a gorgeous effect. I need one or maybe two of these

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrifice, Joanne,

Lucy x

cardesque said...

it is lovely , I do love the shabby look and when it looks this good you won't get it messy!

Jackie

Janice said...

Very nice!

Caroline Hallett said...

fab job x

S-J said...

Wow! Completely fabulous and very useful too. I may need one or six of these myself.

Caroline said...

Love how you have decorated this! I have a couple of the Tando storage units and have painted and sprayed then very simply for now, with a view to grunging them up at some point!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful. wish I had the space for one :)

Minxy said...

You did an amazing job, it looks stunning :D xx