Supplies and notes:
- Well, I'm always using library cards... so BOOM: re-use #1
- I plastered the library card with Teresa Collins modeling paste and texturized it using my old AARP card with cut niches... BOOM: re-use #2 (for those of you that have done the math, I married an older man... I always joke and say it was the one benefit to marrying an older man: I'm a member of AARP!) After that was dry, I wiped it a little with Walnut Stain Distress Paint then painted it here and there with dark brown watercolors (Loew Cornel). After that I added some Brushed Corduroy DI using an old makeup sponge from the kids' face-painting kit (re-use #2.5), the dripped some water on it... had to!
- The Trapper-Santa came from an ornament box that had all kinds of St. Nick's on it... you know I couldn't toss that! (Re-use #3) I painted it with Tim's Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy
- The twine was from some packaging... re-use #4
- The buttons on the twine are Memory Makers. My mom bought these for me years ago.
- The mica at the bottom was the last thing to be added... it is from Stampendous. It looked kind of rugged... I want this to look all old and trapper-ish. I adhered these flakes with Elmer's Craft Bond.
I plan to share this at Jingle Belles for their "Peace on Earth-day" challenge, but also at Frilly & Funkie for their "It's not easy being green" challenge. Further, I'll throw this out there for the Crafting By Designs challenge to "get ready for Christmas." Whoa, whoa, whoa: I also added buttons, so I'll share at Creative Knockouts #138.