Thursday, March 07, 2013

Desk Caddy

Hi there ~ Judy here, when I saw Mary Vogel Lozinak images from Viva Las VegaStamps! I knew they would be perfect for this project.
 These caddies are perfect for pens, pencils and markers.

VLVS Stamps and Supplies:

This project was made with an empty commercial tissue roll measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2." These can vary in length and height. Don’t forget the cylinders or tubes that documents come in. These can be cut into projects using the same directions I have here. 

Make a 4 1/2" circle with Kraft paper or 1” larger than the roll.  Place the empty tissue roll in the center of the circle, draw around the outside of tissue roll with a pencil.
Cut ½” slits to pencil mark around the perimeter of the circle, fold slits up and fit around bottom opening, press the slits to fit over the base of roll.
Add Helmar acid free glue to a few slits at a time to make a good fit over bottom of roll. When you get all tabs glued, add a few rubber bands around the glued tabs, set aside to dry. Remove rubber bands when dry.

Basic covering technique was used to completely cover the tube with one sheet of 12" x 12" designer paper. Circle cutter was used to cut black card stock for bottom of desk caddy to coordinate with the finished project and designer paper for inside of tissue roll. 
Stamp images on smooth off-white artist paper with Memento black. Leave 1” space between each image. You will need this space to cut and matte. Heat set to dry. Each stamped image was painted with Copic markers. 
Use masking paper to stamp each image, cut-out just inside of image, place the mask over the finished image and then stamp blowing dandelion image with shattered straw distress ink. Remove mask. Trim and matte each image the same size on black card stock using Miracle Tape. Adhere each piece to desk caddy with Miracle Tape. 

Adhere one little clear gem to Wheeley Monocle with Glossy Accents.
I've made several of these caddies to hold my Copic Markers! Each caddy holds approximately 28 markers. 


 Other supplies:
Ranger Shattered Straw distress ink
Helmar Glue
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Eclipse art masking tape
Paper Trimmer
Black card stock
Designer paper
Artist paper (smooth finish)
Kraft paper
Clear gem 

Designer Team Member~ Judy Cantrell 


michele hileman said...

Judy this is awesome, Thank you for sharing.

Judy Cantrell said...

Michele thank you for the comment!