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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Distress Ink Holder

Hello my crafting friends, a good Sunday morning to you all and I hope today finds you all well, big hugs to those who don't.

Thank you for all the wonderful wishes for my hubbies 50th, he says Thank you too, he had a wonderful time I don't think I could have done anything better so well worth all the hastle with the travel lol!

May I give a very warm WELCOME to my newest followers Karen Hasheck & Cheryl Brown, its lovely to have you on board ladies, Karen has a lovely blog which you can find here Cheryl if you have a blog of your own then please do send me the link so I can return the favour, the more the merrier that's what I say.

I am afraid today's post is full of images so I hope it does not bore you too much. I bought one of the Distress Ink holders from John Lockwood's Creative Expressions show on Create and Craft last month, it took me a few weekends to finish it as I did not have time in the week to do it, I am pleased with the result.

First pictures, actually I almost forgot to photograph it before I started painting that's why two of the slots are painted and the rest are not lol!

This was extremely easy to put together even without instructions (it does come with instructions !!!) and I have not glued it but it is solid. I started by giving it a coat of White Gesso followed by a coat of White Acrylic.

I gave it a second coat of White Acrylic, each time I left it to dry over night which is why it has taken me so long to complete!!!

I then gave it two coats of a Pale Green colour before rubbing the edges with a sanding pad to give it a slight distressed look.

I then stamped over the top and sides with some Ivy stamps using two different colours of Green using the lightest colour first, I could have added more i.e. flowers, birds or butterflies but decided I liked it as it was. This is the finished result as seen on Create and Craft (John Lockwood's show)last week lol!
So a quick spray of Matt Varnish and it is complete. As I have 23 colours of distress ink and it holds 24 I shall have to buy another one soon!!!

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Distress Ink Holder
Dina Wakley MEDIA White Gesso
Reeves Acrylic Paint White
Windsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint Pale Olive
Sheena Douglass Little Bit oriental Stamps Lanterns (Ivy stamps)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Crushed olive & Forest Moss

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Ironically, I,m just watching John as I type. You have made a really good job of your cabinet, lovely, xxx

  2. A truly fabulous makeover Jacquie and so useful! Susan x

  3. This is gorgeous Jacquie, I love the pale green colour and the ivy leaves look beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. What a great job you have done with this Jacquie. The colour and the stamping make it really special. Christine x

  5. This is fabulous Jacquie, so beautifully decorated - I bet it looks wonderful in your craft room.

  6. A brilliant job Jacquie, well done. Janice xxx

  7. Awesome!! LOVE the beautiful colours and ivy stamping you did to make it a special work-of-art for your craft room that is not only a joy to look at, but also helps keep you organized. Loll xx

  8. Wow Jacquie, you really turned this into a gorgeous desk unit! Love how you antiqued it and the vines are just amazing! I am so jealous that you were able to get one of these! Well done! hugs :)

  9. Hi Jacquie
    Sorry I'm catching up as Blogger being naughty again.
    You've done a cracking job with this. They are sturdy little units aren't they.
    Yours looked very impressive on the telly!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x


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