Marshmellow & Old tools

old tool new project?

old tool new project?

Since the move I have reorganized my work space and discovered tools that I have used to have fun with and put away for one reason or another.  Not any more.  I am trying hard to use them again.  I might not be a PRO at using them and I might churn out a few duds(not that I think this is one).  So what?  Who cares?  I know I don’t.  I like to share my projects.  The good the bad and the … you made that and not a 6 year old? 

This project in particular is one that was done with a tool that is not all that old but the technique sure is.  I remember doing it in girl scouts and summer camp.  My house smelled interesting when I finished.  I was also craving marshmellows.   The smokey aroma filled the kitchen.  I wondered if the smoke alarm would go off.  It  did not.  Thank goodness. 

 I free handed the pattern on the box in pencil.  I wanted a rustic middle eastern look.  I then went back with the wood burning tool.  Colored it in with wood markers and then went back to touch it up.  Once it was finished it I sealed it with Krylon Crystal Clear.  Not quite sure what I am going to do with the box.  It matches my little sisters new place.  I might save it for her Christmas present.  She is doing her place Hooka – esque.  Not hooker but hooka as in hooka pipe.  LOL

Am I the only one who puts up their good and not so good stuff?  Just curious?

About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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