Thursday, August 27, 2015

Deflecto Blog Hop and Giveaway

Deflecto was kind enough to provide myself and other designers with a cube organizer and acrylic frame so we can show you that these supplies but can be used for so much more than office use.

I have been wanting to try a broken CD craft for a while. The black border of the frame was the perfect inspiration!

Materials used:
  1. One 5"x7" acrylic frame by Deflecto 
  2. Assorted CD's
  3. Sharp heavy duty scissors.
  4. A soft washcloth.
  5. Protected surface and bowl. 
  6. Aleena's fast grab tacky glue.
  7. Paper plate and q-tip.
1. Use the washcloth to firmly grasp the CD while cutting. This also eliminates  fingerprints and  any sharp edges. Cut the CD into mosaic shaped pieces.

2. The CD with start to separate while cutting. This is fine. Sort the pieces, careful not to touch the metallic shapes with your fingers, you don't want fingerprints.

CD pieces intact.                                            ... Top transparent layer                              ...Bottom metallic layer.
 3.  Place some glue onto the paper plate and use the q-tip to apply glue to the backside of the mosaic shapes. Arrange in place on the black border of the frame, one-by-one.  If you accidentally get glue where you were not intending to- use a wet napkin immediately to remove the adhesive before it dries.

4.  Fill in as much space with the larger pieces then carefully trim the shapes to fit the smaller spaces. Be precise when trimming at the individual metallic layer of the CD is extremely brittle and breaks off easily.

 5.   The end result is fantastic! 
 6.  The way the light hits the CD fragments...never the same gleam of color! So magical!


 Here I have decorated a 8 1/2"x2" Deflecto nameplate. I made my name graphic with a Free sign creator here.

I decorated the front drawers of the cube to reveal what is stored inside. Now I have my extra embellishments for ready to go decorating!
 I hope you were inspired by what I made. If you'd like to make your own decorative frame and cube, Deflecto is offering an incredible giveaway!
All you have to do to win your own cube organizer and frame is comment on as many designer blogs as you can, "like" the Deflecto Facebook page then enter using the Rafflecopter widget that is on the DCC blog @ www.designercraftsconnection.blogspot.com

Good Luck, I hope you find lots of inspiration!

8 comments:

Terry Ricioli said...

I love how the CD mosaic looks against the black background! Great projects!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Thanks Terry!

sueeldred.com said...

I've never tried using old CD's. Now I want to try. Great Project.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Hi Sue, writable CD,s are easier to cut than movie or music CD's.

Raechelle Bellus said...

What a cool effect the CD's create! This is a wonderful idea and fun project idea!

heidiscoll said...

Ohh Sparkely! :) <3

Monica Taylor said...

Very clever. I had not seen that technique before.

Jean said...

So creative!

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