Monday, February 12, 2018

Vintage School Desk featuring Graphic 45

Hi there! Where I live it's cold and snowy and generally perfect for hibernating in fuzzy jammies these days! In other words, it's a good time to stay inside and craft, so I decided to take on the adorable school desk piece I'd been eyeing for a while, and the Graphic 45 ABC Primer collection was perfect to use on this project!

When putting a 3D project together, I like to  fit all the pieces together so then I know exactly where I need paper to cover right to the edge and where slots need to be cut out. This photo shows a blown-out view after I traced around each piece and glued the paper on; I love Aleene's Tacky glue ofr 3D projects like this one, as it's thick enough to hold the pieces immediately to eliminate one piece popping out while fitting another onto it. This project went together smoothly and easily.

I sanded the edges and inked them with brown ink for a vintage feel, then fussy cut images from the papers and added them along with some flowers to the sides of the desk.for the top, I created some miniature schoolbooks with textured paper, white paper scraps and  used some title stickers from the paper collection.

There is also a mini-album to go with the desk; I covered all the pieces with patterned paper, sanded and inked the edges, and added fussy cuts and embellishments from the collection. I drilled 2 holes in each of the pages-if you have a strong hole punch, you may be able to use that, but mine wouldn't punch through the thick pages. I just tied the pages together with decorative fibers.

I snagged a nice big apple from the Fall shape set, painted it red and heat embossed it with UTEE, and attached it vertically to the seat to hold the mini album in place.

This was such a fun project to put together, and I have a crafter friend who happens to be a teacher, so I think I'll gift her with this next time I see her...thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

Antique School Desk and Slate Shaped Mini Album

Fall Shape Set


Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper collection
Aleene's Tacky glue
Versacolor ink-Pinecone
Versamark ink and UTEE

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