Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Enamelled CD chips

This little box I altered using enamelled chips of an old CD.

To do this heat an old CD to make it easier to cut into small pieces. Then ink up the CD pieces with Brilliance ink in various colours. Cover with UTEE and heat, repeat the process 2 - 3 times. BEWARE the pieces get VERY hot!

When the pieces have cooled, edge them with a gold pen.

I then mounted the pieces onto the box with silicone glue and stacked them on the top. I made a dragonfly from shrink plastic, again colouring it with Brilliance ink before heating. Then I rubbed glitter all over it when finished.

As luck would have it Pocket Packet Friday's theme this week is Trinket Boxes!

Also entered Lots to Do Alter It Challenge and the Stampman Challenge theme is also Altered.They also have a great blog hop going on which closes on 7th October.

13 comments:

Terry said...

What a lovely box!! Next I will be breaking up CD's! Thanks for the tip!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous box thank you for explaining how to do it wonderful xx Zoe

jackiescrafts said...

Love your box, the cd chips look fab

Jackie x

Netty said...

Wow its stunning. x

Jackie said...

It's wonderful! I am going to have to try that technique with some old CDs.

crafty creations said...

Stunning box Emma - this week the Lotstodo Challenge is Alter It maybe you'd like to enter your box x Hilda

Von said...

Amazing I've never had much luck with the CDs so am in aw of your box :)
Von x

mommabear said...

Brilliant box Emma Thank you for shareing wit ua at LTD challenge this week xx Alison

crafty creations said...

Thanks for entering it Emma x Hilda

Neet said...

It has made a lovely box - love it.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous box! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

Jaqi said...

Wow thats different , Its made a great box , love the way you edged the pieces with the gold pen

Shairon said...

Fab box Emma! Thanks for the explanation. I'm off to try it!

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