In my case having a small space means having to be creative with storage! Look no further than the walls! Although, even if I had a big room I would still use the walls. My goal here with creating my "creative space" is to see all my crafty things. I'll get to my "open shelving" soon;)
Ikea is ideal for the look I'm trying to achieve. My room has wood, glass and metal. And the galvanized wall storage at Ikea fit my vision and my wallet.
My stencils! I had them all on one small ring like for keys. UGH flipping through them drove me NUTS! When I was getting all my $3 bars and S Hooks it dawned on me to hang them up!
Now each stencil is on it's own hanging free of each other and hooking into each other. I can see all the patterns and when one jumps out I simple grab it. What a dream! Using S Hooks to hang your stencils is a winner!
This trio of 22" bars hang right behind me so turning around to grab when I need is effortless. These long metal baskets are a steal at $5. Holding my tapes, glue dots and favorite ribbon is readily available.
The last bar holds my goodies I use often including tool, distressing and water crushes.
At my desk are these 39" bars. This is my high use stuff including 2 buckets, $5 each holding my misters, glue and scissors. I even have my heat gun hanging with an S Hook!
Not to mention each basket holds my distress paints, stains and glitter. I have space to add one more when I need more storage.
I use ALL of these!
One of my first decisions was to have these big metal pieces to hold all my Movers and Shapers! I LOVE this system. I can see all my magnetic dies.
They sold me 2 displays for $10 each since they had no stock. What a deal! These were cheap anyway at $16 each.
I love all my Cargo Stencil numbers trimming the bottom.
My husband attached 2 anchors one each wall to create a long wire for my tags. This is 12' of display space.
Now my desk is free of all storage. All this room to create.
Thanks for checking out Part 3- Wall Storage! More to come!
It is official... I am addicted to Journaling. This is an inspiration post... why? I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.
Scroll through the the photos for ideas. I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.
I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journalsimple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.
What's new? Well I am stretching my mixed media skills or lack thereof so playing with paints the Baked Texture embossing powders on canvas is really new to me. Keep in mind I am playing and learning as I go.
There is a lot of laying and overlapping of powders.
I recently got a Dylusions Journal to play and experiment with. I am learning to play with Dylusions paints and at this point I'm I am loving it.
Check out my second pages where I throw in the new Seth ApterBaked Texture embossing powders.
See... yummy right!
I stamped my stamps Fallen Blossom and Upstream stamps and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then add the paint.
Blend the colours to create an underwater look then in comes the yummy, cake batter smelling Dirty Sand embossing powder.
Add some black marble paint on the edges and then repeat the same on the top with Deep Sea ep. To create a wispy effect I gently used a paint brush to brush off some powder.
Heat and yum! Load up the bubbles stencil with some fresh lime paint with a sponge.
Spray and layer onto the pages. Trying paint on stamps too and hey it works!
Stamp, add some Big Talk stickers, a little smudging and you're creating layers to a page. BAM! I cut the garden greens, added more paint and coate…