Thursday, April 14, 2011

altered file

Another new experience ... an altered file. I'm playing along with the challenge over at Scrap-it-Lah. I was just browsing the latest challenge when I saw this

on the floor. It was originally an L file, but the bottom has split. so it's just an open folder.

This gave thought that since it's not perfect anymore, and it is an altered challenge, I'm going to make this an upcycle project.

The background for the front and back are packing material (for cushioning) from a parcel I received recently. I scrunched it up then inked and misted, followed by a round under the iron. The corrugated material is also saved from some building works. I think it was used to cushion kitchen cabinet doors. It is spiffed up with a rough application of gold paint. I inked the edges of some paper doily, then pleated it as a fringe. I have to say I like the effect and will probably use it again elsewhere. Most of the die-cuts are cut from cereal and biscuit boxes. They are either inked or misted.

The "pearls" are applied freehand with Viva Decor pearl pens. And I mean really freehand. No pre-markings, so some parts look a tad awkward, and some imperfections but that's okay. The main title is foam, coated with glossy accent. I saw that at Papier, so gotta try it! =)

The inside is plain, as it will be used by my daughter to keep her school papers. The base is upcycled from a roll of cotton wool. The pearls are again, drawn freehand

This was fun, so thanks for this challenge.


Chowchow said...

Hi Hilda, thanks for playing along with our challenge. Its always good to recycle. I love how you have tucked in the lace trim into the wavy border so neatly. I would love to try that soon.

Yatie Tajudin said...

Oh wow!! This is gorgeous, Hilda!! I love how you recycled packing stuff and corrugated board to alter this lovely folder.
Thank you for playing along with SIL!!

Mazlina said...

congrats on the win! this looks gorgeous!