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In today’s post I’d just like to share some tips for storing Mini Misters by Ranger. I really enjoying making my own colour sparays using re-inkers and mini misters and have quite a collection of both now. Here is my solution for keeping your collection together and for keeping track of your favorite recipies for colour sprays.

Storage ideas for Mini Misters

Storage ideas for Mini Misters

I discovered that the Really Useful Box company’s 2.1 litre box, is the perfect height for Mini Misters. Now given how narrow the sprays are, they have a tendancy to fall over, so to keep them in place I cut some mountboard to create dividers in the box.

Storage Ideas for Ranger Mini Misters

Storage Ideas for Ranger Mini Misters

As for recipies, you may have noticed the numbers on the lids of the misters in the picture above? Well you need to write that number on the body of the mister too, otherwise you  may muddle up the lids in use. But I have a piece of paper in the box with details of what each mister has in it. For example Number 12 has Eggplant Colour Wash ink in it, I found that the full size colour wash bottle was a bit keen and you need to protect quite a large area from over sparay when you use it. The mini mister gives a finer spray and is a little more controllable.

Now I can see at a glance which bottle I am looking for, and if I want to repeat a colour combo that works for me, I’ll know how I made it. Particularly useful if you mix re inker with perfect pearls ;) for a pearl colour spray ;)

Links

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie

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One of the most discussed issues of crafters, bookbinders and I’m sure artists, is how best to store large collections of their supplies. Some time ago while in an office supply store (Staples) I came across the comapany; Really Useful Products Limited. This company make a large selection of plastic boxes that are sturdy, stackable and superb for gathering awkward items together for storage. Most often the boxes are available in a clear plastic or transparent colours, some are available in opaque options. This company also make Iris carts, the sets of drawer units, available as static units or on wheels.

My Favorite Really Useful Boxes

Here is a selection of Really Useful Boxes, that I use most often, and the purposes for which I use them.

A selection of my 'Really Useful Boxes'

Storage for Cuttlebug dies

Really Useful Boxes, used to store Cuttlebug products.

Remaining Creative Products

  • 0.7 litre box; Perfect for Alcohol ink and Stickles Glitter glues. Will hold Distress re-inker bottles, (although the lid won’t close on top). (Pic 4)
  • 0.9 litre Box; for pens & Pencils. Perfect Pearls stack in these too. (Pic 2)
  • 1.5 litre Box; Will house a 12″ ruler and also reels of Barbour linen thread. Will store inside the 7 litre box :)
  • 2.1 litre Box; Perfect size for mini misters! Also great for Re-inkers and Acrylic Dabbers.
  • 3 litre box; The size of box I use most, it was designed for CD’s/DVD . Its just perfect for paints, I keep Acrylic Dabbers, Alcohol inks and Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paints and mediums in this size of box too. (Pic 3)
  • 4 litre Box; This box takes a single ream of A4 paper and card storage.
  • 7 litre Box; 12 x 12 Card and Paper storage, also use one of these for most used Bookbinding kit
  • 9 litre Box; This box will take 2 reams of A4 paper/card.

Links

Here is a link to the UK area of the manufacturing site, other countries are available from their drop down menu.

Really Useful Products Ltd

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

BTW Took delivery of lots of mini misters yesterday, expect messy play very soon!

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I have mentioned previously that I store my brass embossing stencils in Photo Albums. Well this seemed the perfect solution for how to store my growing collection of Nestabilities dies from Spellbinders.

 

Here’s How

  • Take a 6 x 4″ photo Album, mark the cover with the description of the contents; in this case Nestabilities
  • Take a 6 x 4″ piece of card stock for each of your dies, make a note of the Name and Number of the die you will be storing on that page. This way you can easily keep plain and scallop pairs of dies on opposite pages to each other.

  • Apply a strip of low tac tape across the page.
  • Attach you Nestie to the tape and slip it into the photo album

  • You can clearly see though the plastic to choose your shapes, and the plastic film with prevent the dies scratching each other.
  • Store lots of dies in a small amount of space, but also in a convenient way to enable you to search your collection for a particular die.
  • You could trim down the original cardboard packaging and store that in the album, if you prefer. Stick the label from the front of the packet onto the cardboard though so it shows which die is being stored.

To Use

Simply slide the whole 6×4″  piece of card stock out of the album whilst the dies are in use and replace it back in the album once you have finished. Use a good weight of card stock to withstand the handling.

 

Links

 

If you haven’t seen these dies before check out this link which will take you to the Spellbinders website.

http://www.spellbinders.us

This storage idea will work for all kinds other flat dies made by Spellbinders, you can also use it for flat brass stencils too. Just make a note of your dies details on your storage page BEFORE you discard the original packaging, just in case you need the details for reference later.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

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