One of my favorite discoveries are these mini crates that I have had with the square holes in the sides. I picked them up cheap and had used them for scraps of fabric and such. Although they kept fabric paint in them, I found out that they would make a nice display on my desk to view the paints easier. Who knew that a round peg would fit in a square hole?
Another thing I found useful was this plastic container that once held processed cheese in. I had threatened to throw it out several times, but the pack rat in me decided to keep it for some reason. It now holds several ATC's.
An extra spice rack I found at a yard sale one time became a place to store beads and buttons.
I even sorted out my sewing drawer with dividers so I can actually find something!
Lots of left overs, some pieces will get put elsewhere, but what about the extra junk? What a pitiful mess! Do I get rid of it or keep it? The left brain wants it sorted or thrown out while the right brain kicked in to do something creative with it.
I had an old card box I decided to cover with the objects and cover with the aluminum foil tape. Each object was covered carefully and the tape burnished in the process until I had finished with a composition to my liking.
Now it looks sort of like the surface of the moon or an alien planet!
I used metallic paints over the top.
It sure made the texture stand out!
Now to work on some new uses for this old suitcase that I have threatened to throw away for ever, so watch for it, It will be a new use soon!