I received this pop-up note dispenser as a door prize at my calligraphy/art guild meeting. I knew I had to alter this item to make it more "me". In my haste to start I forgot to take a "before" photo so I included the original box in this photo. Made by 3M, this note dispenser was a black purse. It measures about 5" x 5" x 2" in size.
I wanted an aged copper look. First I grabbed alcohol inks (my fav) and used gold to lighten up the piece overall. Next I applied copper alcohol ink. After that I sponged an acrylic paint (patina color) over some parts of the piece. The leaves are polymer clay and leftovers from a project years ago ( I love leaf themed anything - and I'm so glad I saved these pieces). I glued the leaves (and all other embellishments) using Glossy Accents. The "K" scrabble tile is actually from a scrabble set (picked up in a rummage sale) but the smaller tiles are wooden stickers. I could have left them out and still used the piece as a post-it-note dispenser...but I liked the "couture" idea and the stickers were a perfect fit. Now the piece is an objet d'art for my studio. So do you think I should show this to 3M?