25 May 2013

Windows Ten

Hello!
When you work with printers trays, the natural thing seems to be to attempt to fill every last space with 'stuff'. Whether its random ephemera or stamped images, the general way of doing things is definitely 'more is more!' I want to share a printers tray with you today where I've knocked that idea on its head....to show you that concentrating on the tray rather than the contents can be just as interesting!
The Tando printers trays come in pieces, a back panel, three layers of apertures and a cover (which I didn't use in this case!)
 I worked on the back panel first, covering it with book pages and a few strips of washi tape (black dot SMASH tape). I smeared yellow, red and turquoise paint over the background, then did lots of black stamping, including the fab grid stamp by Jenni Bowlin...
I then glued all three of the aperture inserts together, then covered the lot with more book pages. I then painted and stamped them, just as I had done with the background. Doing this BEFORE you glue it to the background means you have much easier access to the inside parts of the apertures.....
Once it was all painted and stamped, I glued it to the background, then covered all four sides with more book pages to give a seamless look. The edges were then painted and stamped...

Once the actual tray was done I added the embellishments, few as they are!
I clipped the ends of the Prima bird clips, then glued them to a book page. I then filled in the centres with Glossy Accents. Once dry, I cut them out and adhered them to the tray...
I added a few small stars, punched and wooden....
and a red clay heart....
As this tray has 10 apertures, or 'windows', it seemed a little obvious what to call this piece.....

So that's it...a printers tray without all the extra 'stuff' !!!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Love Trish xxxxx




13 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

That is gorgeous! I love that you haven't filled it.

Hilda said...

From your title, I thought Microsoft had a new OS!!!!! Great idea Trish, love this - I have one of those trays, must have a go

Gez Butterworth said...

FAB, fab tray Trish, less is definately more with your tray ♥♥

butterfly said...

With painty layers of detail like that, who needs embellishments?! It's so cool, Trish!
Alison x

Karen Gist said...

ooo I really like your take on our printers tray Trish!

Karen from Tando x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamps and the color combo!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning! Jo x

CreativSpirit said...

Love what you've done with this Trish, love the "less is more" approach. I also thought that Microsoft had a new OS when I saw your title. :)

Nan G said...

So cool!

Caroline said...

3rd attempt to comment so if 3 appear, sorry! What i said, not word for word, is this is amazing Trish!! Love the vibrancy & energy of colours then the black from stencils & washi tape! Kinda reminds me of a really big art journal page in a tray... Umm, bare with, bn trying to comment for half an hour (yes, 5.30am)!
Anyway love it! Enjoy bh weekend :)))

Jaine Drake said...

How absolutely gorgeous. I love it Trish.

Arnlaug said...

This is just gorgeous! Love how you've used your printer tray:-)

Keri Sallee said...

Absolutely AMAZING!! Never would have thought to cover a tray completely!! Thanks for the inspiration!