Thursday, November 6, 2008

Glue with UHU - Saunders Aluminum Box

I was lucky enough to get one of these Saunders Aluminum boxes from Alyssa, a designer on the Glue With UHU blog. I had so many ideas for what I wanted to do - I ended up setting it aside while I finished up a slew of design projects. I'm really glad I did because, in the interim I discovered stamping on Grungeboard! I pulled the box out today and immediately knew the direction I would go.

First, I covered the top with a piece from an old Algebra book I bought a couple weekends ago. After that, I inked the visible metal parts with Ranger alcohol inks in Espresso and Butterscotch. Next, I inked the top with Corduroy Distress ink. I stamped various images from I Brake For Stamps new Grunge sheet (LOVE these stamps!) using Black Soot and Corduroy Distress inks. I Stamped the two men (from an Oxford Impressions sheet that is no longer available), and the watch face (also from Oxford Impressions) on Grungeboard using black Archival ink. I inked them with Corduroy Distress ink and cut them out. I punched a hole in the clock face and added a idea-olgy gear and spinner. The key is also Grungeboard - it's painted with silver acrylic paint and tied with a piece of vintage twill tape. Vintage buttons and a strip of metal measuring tape finish it off. I really love doing masculine things like this - I plan on giving it to my husband for him to keep his pens, memory sticks, etc in.
Check out the UHU blog - they have lots of fun stuff going on!


  1. Shelly.....this is wonderful. What a great job you did on it. You need to post it in ATT photo albums. Nanc

  2. Wow...I love the colors and look of the entire project. It is nice to see projects to be given to men.

  3. Very nice, Shelly. And if your dh doesn't like it, I know where it can find a new home. lol


  4. great manly piece..sure that your hubby will love it and think of you every time he is it..not that he dosen't think of you any way:D

  5. found you thru all things tim. i LOVE LOVE LOVE this box!!!

  6. Great project! Makes me want to go create something! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your box came out beutiful! What a wonderful gift to give to a man.



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