As many of you know, I love to travel. The thought of going back in time 100 years would be beyond interesting. Could you imagine how many awesome treasures I could find, not to mention how different things would be.
Over the years I have collected a few trunks. I have my great grandmothers large trunk that I stupidly painted white, my great great aunt's humpback wooden trunk, a gorgeous, huge humpback trunk that even has the inside tray and top storage areas. The most recent purchase was a ginormous antique steamer trunk with four drawers on one side and a place to hang things on the other. It really is massive. I'd love to have it in my studio, but it's just too big. But Alpha Stamps solved that by creating a tiny chip board trunk that even comes with drawers and all sorts of details. I used it to make the "Doll Collector's Trunk". It's part of this months kit, "Vintage Vagabond".
The Doll Collector travels the world, collecting beautiful old dolls to bring home and keep her company in her art studio. She needs plenty of room because no doll can be left behind.
The Doll Collector has many letters and postcards from all around the world. Her contacts let her know when they have found more darlings for her to collect. It was super easy to create this bundle of letters. All I did was cut, fold, and glue images from Tiny Vintage Letters & Postage Collage Sheet . Some letters are even double sided!
I didn't know this until a few years ago when a friend told me, but if you cut a piece of ribbon to use for a project, all you have to do is burn the end a little to "seal" it and it won't fray.
Simple trick when you have white or colored metal... use a bit of Alcohol Ink on it and you can make it the shade of metal you want, gold, silver or bronze.
After trimming off the excess paper, I then used a file (stroking downwards) to finish the edges. Add a little brown ink and it looks like a top of the line, custom made trunk.
Everything is already done for you. All you have to do is cut, score, and glue!