Friday, June 8, 2012

Fun with my Antique Store Find

I have been wanting to create my own set of ink blending tools, an idea that I saw on pinterest via Lollyrot Scrapbooking's Blog using chess pieces. Shown here:

After searching rummage sales and auction sales, I was unable to find a chess set that I liked and would go with the theme of my craft room.

Last week when I made a visit to the Antique store I found the following items:
Old Wooden Thread Spools

A very interesting Hinged Wooden Box

After seeing these items my creative mind start thinking and this is what I came up with:

The box turned out to be a vintage sign making kit, included in the box were two old ink pads along with four brushes.  This box being a perfect addition to my craft room.  For the blending tools I glued the spools to wood pieces.  But to add to the charm and whimsy, I took white thread and using each color of Distress Ink I colored the thread and wrapped it around the spool.  I really am please how these blending tools turned out and they go very well with my Creating Scrapping Guy Craft Room theme.

Two other items that I found are vintage printing plates, which happen to be of the two lakes that are close to my family home. Mina Lake and Richmond Lake.

I of course needed to ink them up and stamp their images.  These vintage pieces will make some great backgrounds.

The Creative Scrapping Guy

Also, wanted to let you know that the Creative Scrapping Guy Mercantile my online scrapping store is now selling Graphic 45 two new collections:

Stop by my store and check it out.


  1. Jason, I love your custom blending tools, and what a great idea to have the thread show the color. And those vintage lake stamps are wonderful (as is the box). You have a great eye!

  2. Hi there. That's a really great idea to create your own blending tools! Love the way you've coloured the threads to show the colours.

  3. Very clever idea for your blending tools!. Pure genious for color identification! Love it!