I'm also posting particularly early this morning as I later have a lot of running around to do preparing for a vacation trip I'm leaving for very early Friday morning.
Because my project involved quite a few steps to complete, this may be pretty lengthy and I apologize for that; but I am going to try to get through it as thoroughly as possible so as not to bore you or turn Sheila's blog into a craft novel -- LOL! If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me by leaving a message on my blog: http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/ I'll respond as soon as I possibly can.
Let's begin by first having a look at my completed project, which is my version of a victorian inspired stationary holder. This first view is with stationary in the holder:
To give the front covers an aged look, I sprayed them with burnt red and tattered leather color Glimmer Mists:
Removed excess powder from image and paper, and dried powdered image with my heat gun:
To bring out the aged look on the front covers, I went along the outer edges with rust and gold colored Stickles:
Next I arranged (to my liking) and added the embellishmets to the front cover of one of the CD's.
I then added the first base, the stationary base (3.50" x 1.75"), by aligning and gluing it (using a very strong glue such as Crafters Pick and/or hot glue) near the lower bottom edge of the CD where the longer ends of the base meets the edges of the CD on the back of the CD cover. This should be about 3/4 down the back of the CD. (If you make this holder, make sure before gluing on the base, the cover of the CD is aligned properly -- wouldn't want the base to end up at the top or side of your front cover):
Lastly, I glued the other (back) cover to the base making certain both CD's are evenly aligned to each other. I now have the base that holds my stationary. Caution: If you make this holder, because you'll want both front-side covers to be facing to the front, make certain the front cover on the back is facing the back cover of the front cover (embellished side) before gluing in place.
Finally I added the last bottom base which will add more security to the entire holder at the very bottom by gluing the front and back CD's in the middle along the length of the bottom base (3.50" x 3.75"):
That's it!!! Place your holder upright and just add your stationary!!! No, the pedestal isn't part of the project but the holder does look nice perced on top of it, doesn't it? LOL!!! And I really didn't need the cabachon after all!
Again, thanks to Sheila and to you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my project!
I'll be seeing you!