Saturday, July 28, 2018


 Hello and happy Saturday!
We are starting a new challenge today at the
J is for JUNK!
We want to see what you can create with an
upcycled/recycled item! 

For my project, I used some gel prints that I made
a few months ago. I ripped them up and decoupaged them
to a shoe box I use for storing some of my stamp sets: 

I used five of these prints for the sides and the bottom. These all used the same four 
paints, plus stencils, bubble wrap and hand drawn squiggly lines.
(Yes, I use my treadmill as a drying rack. What ELSE am
I supposed to use it for?!)

From blah.... Ta-Dah!!

I hope that you play along in our Junk (a.k.a. upcycle/recycle) challenge!
We'd love to see what you create. Just link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! 
No need to go all crazy like I did. For much less crazy, but no less spectacular
ideas, do yourself a favor and visit the blogs of my Sistahs, and our new
Guest Designer Janet! You won't be disappointed!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter this at Mix It Up Challenge #15 ATG + mixed media

shoe box
Gel Press printing plate
DecoArt Americana paints
copy paper
STAMPlorations stencils
bubble wrap
end of a paintbrush to doodle
Golden matte medium
sponge brush


  1. Great upcycling of the gelli prints and shoebox - and great repurposing of the treadmill too!

  2. Sheeeeeeeh
    Everyone came up with such awesome ideas for this challenge!
    I love love love your stamp storage box sistah!
    Shnazzy way to store your stamps and use up some other stuff you made to boot!

  3. Fantastic project, love the look of your new storage box! Also love how versatile your treadmill is! My stationery bike makes a great clothes dryer lol! Cathy x

  4. Oooooooo, love this! My fav colour combo too, Jo x

  5. Your gelli prints look fabulous on your upcycled storage box! Love the colors!!

  6. Hi, Chris! This is fabulous! I love the colors you used for your gelli prints! I have a couple of boxes that I use for the same purpose that could definitely benefit from some gelli print lovin'! (i just so happen to have a stack of prints that i haven't found a use for yet...) Thanks for sharing your idea!!

  7. It always warms my heart to discover I'm not the only one that doesn't buy high-end, colour coordinated storage for my supplies! I'm quite partial to lettuce containers, myself, but also inexpensive *shoe* boxes from Home Depot if necessary. But this takes recycling to the next level - beautiful!

  8. Great way to alter a storage box, love the colours.


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