I saw this awesome post in the Tim Holtz group by Olga Brock. She had put together an “Ink Tower” with these little wooden crates found at the dollar store. I totally loved the look and decided to try my hand at it. Well it was just an adventure to find the crates, I ended up at 4 different Dollar Stores finding enough crates to build it tall enough for my inks.
Here is a short video of the whole project. It ended up being quite large so sometimes it’s a little off screen.
I did some background work and added some crackle to the bases, inside and the edges that will be shown. Once that was all dry, I cut and added some paper, my favourite colours brown and teal.
After the paper, I Stamped an little with the typewriter stamp, before moving on to the texture with Rivet Stencil and the Small Circles Stencil.
After setting it all aside to dry, I move on to the gears, flourish gears and small gears. My hubby always has left over gears, gages and other bits and bobs. This fella is a bigger one and ended up being the right size for the project. I added a little texture and paint and added some steampunk glasses.
I love mixing my acrylics to make a rusted aged look, after a few layers watered down with a spritz bottle, I splatter some titan buff on to finish the look of it.
Once everything is dry, I start to assemble, I found these brush holders on Amazon. And I layered a few of the chipboard with some heavy gel medium and attached the hangers.
Here are a few close-ups of the project.
I finished each of the fronts with words of encouragement and creativity.
7 Dots Studio Fourtune Teller Paper Collections, Writers Block Word Stickers