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Wednesday 23 September 2015

Guest Post - Creative Crates by Gerrina Poncin

Hello and welcome to the second post from our resident Guest Design Team member Gerrina. This week she inspires us all to create some very attractive storage crates.

This time something completely different! There are some little crates standing around in the house for a while now; the ones where you can buy manderins in, just waiting to get inked. Last week I started to work on them. 

At first I put gesso on it, but it looked not white enough to me, so I painted it with white acrilyc paint. I made this crate again with the beautiful Mackintosh stamp sets. First I stamped with Stazon in different colours. Let it dry completely before colouring them in with a waterbrush and Distress Ink and a little bit of iridescent medium.

Here you can see each side of the crate

As I said above there are more of those crates waiting to get some ink on. It is fun to do and my craftroom will look a little bit uncluttered again!

Thanks for looking!                                        

I think that your craftroom will look wonderful with the beautifully decorated crates Gerrina, thank you for sharing this with us.  Please feel free to leave a comment and if you would like to see more designs from Gerrina why not visit her blog. 

Gerrina will be back again next week with another inspiring project.


  1. What a cool idea. I'd like to try this. Your stamping looks beautiful on the box.

  2. What a brilliant idea and the images and colours are gorgeous, Kate x

  3. Beautiful make over Gerrina. Love the colors.
    Flo xx

  4. Clever idea, Gerrina...and very pretty one too!
    x Asha

  5. Wow what a brilliant idea! Very very pretty.
    Can I ask what you used to seal it with please?

  6. these are lovely Gerrina, great idea - will be lovely for presents with a few goodies inside

  7. Thank you ladies for looking and commenting! So appreciated!

  8. Wow, great idea Gerrina, gorgeous stamping and the colours are so lovely!!! Hugs, Coco xx


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