I love making the Kaisercraft Beyond-the-Page products especially the Storage so as soon as I saw the BTP Marker Storage Unit I had to put one together.
I changed my mind a few times when choosing the paper I wanted to use but then the ‘Attitude’ Collection was released and one paper caught my eye the – reverse of the ‘Rebel’ paper. I loved the look of the paper with it’s wood effect so used this for the main frame of the Unit and the Drawer.
The paper seemed quite masculine and I wanted to make the unit more feminine so decided to add some bright pink paint splats. For this I watered down some of the Kaisercolour ‘Hot Pink’ Acrylic paint so I could splatter it all over the unit.
For the front of the Unit I used another Attitude paper – the reverse of the ‘Dude’ paper. I like the subtle distressed effect on this paper and it was ideal for what I had in mind – stamping!! Before I started the stamping I first cut out all the holes as I wanted to make sure some of the butterflies from the ‘Botanical’ stamp were placed around the holes. I used the Kaisercraft ‘Checker Plate’ Texture Stamp & ‘Botanical’ Timeless Stamp. I began by stamping the ‘Checker Plate’ Stamp all over the ‘Dude’ paper using the Kaisercraft ‘Hot Pink’ Mini Ink Pad making sure that I kept the effect quite light and random. I then used the Botanical Stamp and the Kaisercraft ‘Black’ Mini Ink Pad and again stamped over the paper. The Botanical Stamp is one of my favourite Kaisercraft Stamps, the detail in this little stamp is gorgeous, I love the Butterflies and and tiny script writing.
I decided not to cut out all the Tiny Pen holes – I left the top right hand corner ones uncut because I wanted to add some more detail there with another stamp. I used the ‘Cherish’ Vintage Stamp in the corner, stamped on the ‘Dude’ paper then again on a spare piece of the paper and cut out some bits to get a layered effect. I also stamped and cut out extra Butterflies to add dimension around some of the pen holes. Again I then splattered with the Hot pink paint and added a few Hot pink Rhinestones. I also stamped the Botanical Stamp on the Drawer and on top of the unit. To finish off the drawer I added a Tim Holtz ‘Label Pull’ and I used the Hot pink ink pad around the edges of the unit and the pen holes.
Here’s a list of the items I used that are available from the Merly Impressions shop:
- Kaisercraft Beyond-the-Page Marker Pen Storage Unit
- Dude 12×12 paper from the Attitude collection
- Rebel 12×12 paper from the Attitude collection
- Checker Plate Texture Clear stamp
- Botanical Timeless Clear Stamp
- Cherish Vintage Clear Stamp
- Kaisercolor Hot Pink Acrylic Paint
- Kaisercraft Hot Pink Mini Ink Pad
- Kaisercraft Black Mini Ink Pad
- Tim Holtz Label Pulls
I hope you like my Marker Storage Unit.