A lot (almost all), of my crafting supplies are tucked away in plastic tubs...this is great, it keeps things dust free, grouped together, manageable in lots of ways...however, they are also mostly out-of-sight...and you know what that means, don't you?
A good example is my Twinkling H2O's...I have several tiny little pots of coloured lusciousness that live in one of the drawers of a plastic organiser on top of my IKEA shelving unit...the height of them puts them above eye level, my painful shoulder predisposes me against an occasional rummage, therefore, I gradually have forgotten they are even there. What I am trying to do is to relocate usable items to better positions within the space available...not easy...but there is no rush...I love organising my space and enjoy a challenge, so all good so far. Take things a day at a time and soon it will all come right. (thats my theory anyway ;)
In searching for one of my many decorative shoe box-type storage containers ($2.00 from Shiploads)...which are perfect as long as I take the time to get the label maker out and clearly indicate what's inside...I came across a box almost full of embossing powders, Heat & Set Powder, lots of glitters, most not even opened, flakes etc...quite the Pandora's Box.
Over the next couple of days I pondered on what I should do with them...some of them have been sulking about for years without a purpose...and I wondered if I could use the embossing powders to "set" the glitter into place...some of the Stampendous powders look as if they contain glitter along with various powder sizes and colours.
So, I got to and tried it out, making just a couple of tags this first time, on black cardstock left over from my latest album...coating the little tags with a Stampendous teal and gold powder, some never before used Fran-tage Shaved Ice and TH Peeled Paint Distress Glitter...the gold leaf was added after gloss Mod Podging the surface to seal the text and contain any loose glitter...