Hello again my crafty cohorts! Remember when I asked you if I should or shouldn’t do MORE to the Got Ink? Ranger Ink Storage box? Well, I went ahead and added more to it…A LOT more! When it comes to Ranger Ink Storage it’s always best to add more right? Have you Got Ink? I certainly do, and now I have a pretty kick a** storage box to keep it in.
Don’t worry I’m sharing how you can make one for yourself and all your inky goods. Come on along and let’s get Inked!
I thrifted this box for 2 bucks! If you missed the “Before” pictures you can check them out HERE. Check your garage, cruise tag sales, flea markets and thrift stores and you may be able to find a pine box like mine. If you just can’t wait and are handy with a hammer and nail here are the measurements for your ink storage improvement
Ranger Ink Storage Box Supplies
You will need Pine board or plywood .5 in thick X 3.5 in Wide (they should be able to cut the materials for you at your local hardware store.)
15 in L X 13.5 in W X 4 in D
* My Ranger Ink Storage Box holds the complete line of Dylusions Spray inks, Adirondack Alcohol inks (I don’t have them all but there is room), several bottles of Perfect Pearls Mists and 30 Distress Stains. All of the inks are in individual compartments (except for the Dylusions). You can find more photos of the ink compartments HERE.
Embellishing with Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Oh Tim Holtz and his amazing Idea-ology line! I caught a sale while working on this Ranger Ink Storage box and stocked up. Go big or go home right?
Idea-ology Products used:
- Foundations (feet)
- Pen Nibs
- Tissue Tape “Elements”
I got a little wild with the Tissue Tape…and I LOVE it! So easy to add awesome on all the sides with Tissue Tape! You can read more about Tissue Tape and all its glory in my Featured Product Friday Review (There may be an embellished heat it tool…just sayin).
The Idea-ology Corners and Foundations feet are probably my favorite part. I never thought a simple thrifted pine box could look this good until I gave it some funky feet.
Use Distress Paint to jazz up Idea-ology Adornments. Q-tips work great for small spaces like the jewels on this crown. See how I added a touch of sparkle to my Idea-ology adornments HERE.
All of the Idea-ology elements were attached with E-6000.
Stamping and Embossing with Distress Paint
I’ve told you before why I love Distress Paint so much. One of the main reasons I adore it is how easy it is to Stamp with! Being able to stamp with paint is high on my “gotta do list”.
Just look how beautifully distressed those numbers are.
I recently showed you how to use Distress paint on metal and Distress embossing powder in the Stickles Storage post. For the Got Ink? storage box I decide to try my hand at Distress Painted metal tape embossed with Tim Holtz Alterations from Sizzix.
I used the new Bottle cap alterations folder…this is becoming a fast favorite! Who doesn’t love bottle caps? The Distress Paint colors were easy to match up with the flavors printed on the bottle caps. Just dab it on and keep a q-tip handy to “erase mistakes”.
Make sure your Distress Paint is Dry before sticking on the metal tape (yes…I’m speaking from experience…got a little excited and smeared one of the sides)
Now THAT”S creative storage!
Why keep those colorful inks and paints shoved inside a drawer? Show those boring old bins, crates and baskets who’s boss and turn your Ink storage into a studio showpiece using the products you LOVE to create with!
Got Ink? How do you store your inks and supplies? Have any creative ideas to share? I can’t resist a creative storage solution!
Here are some links to other creative storage projects:
Get your ink on! (And organized :))