Saturday, September 24, 2016

How to Make a Art Magazine Cardboard Holder - Part 3 of 3 - New Box plus Wrapping

Fig.1 Flat box 
and Scratch 
Made holder
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supply:
Adhesive Spray
Paper template
Permanent Marker (any color)  
USPS First Class Box (Used)
Scissors
A USPS Mail box needed wrapping.

This post shows the five steps to make a Art Magazine Cardboard Holder. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the painted magazine holder near a new unpainted USPS mail box. Fig.2 shows the use of a ruler to make a diagonal cut through the side of the mail box. Fig.3 and fig.4 shows one side of the diagonal is 6-inches on the short side and 12.5 inches on the other side.
Fig.2 Ruler
Fig.3 Top 12.5 inches
Fig.4 Bottom 7-1/4 in.

Step 2: Fig.5 shows one side of the box covered by star paper. Fig.6 shows the wrap over on the corners of the box. Clear packing tape was used tape the bottom of the paper and box together. 
Fig.5 Star paper
Fig.6 Wrapped corners
Step 3:  Fig.7 show on the left side is the clear packing tape. The blue handle scissors are on the right side and the top arrow shows the paper used to decorate the box. Fig.8 shows the magazine box has been decorated with star paper and the tools are scissors and clear  tape. 
Fig.7 Follow the arrow
Fig.8 Tape and scissors
Step 4:  Fig.9 and fig.10 shows the front and back of the decorated magazine holder. 
Fig.9 Back
Fig.10 Front
Step 5:  Fig.11 shows the art magazine and this post was a success. Now do this for all your magazine in your home or office.
Fig.11 Side view
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How to Make a Art Magazine Cardboard Holder - Part 2 of 3 - Paint the Sides

The Rustoleum Brown Spray Paint was available for this project.
Fig.1
Spray Paint
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supply:
USPS First Class Box (Used)
Spray paint

My library of Art Magazine are spilling over my bookcase and a used USPS Mail will be upcycled thus saving the environment of another cardboard box. 

This post shows the four steps to spray paint the side of a Art Magazine Cardboard Holder. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the spray paint that was used to paint the cardboard boxes. Fig.2 shows the fabric has been removed.
This magazine holder had glued fabric and it would not seat itself to the box and it was removed
Fig.2 Fabric 
Removal
Step 2: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows a painted box. All side of this box was painted and placed outside to dry. Do not paint the boxes because it take two days for the paint to dry and two weeks for the order to dissipate.
Magazine box has been painted but its a failure
Fig.3 Painted box
This is a side view of this painted box
Fig.4 Sides painted
Step 3: Fig.5 shows the magazine that will be held by this box. Fig.6 shows a top view of the magazines inside the painted cardboard holder.
These are the magazine that need proper storing
Fig.5 Art Magazines
This provides another view of the painted magazine box
Fig.6 Top view

Step 4: Fig.7 shows the magazine placed in the holder. This project was a failure, because the box had to be placed outside to dry, and even when the dry the box had dried it still smelled of paint. Part 3 will address another box and wrapping this box.
This is a front view of the magazine box
Fig.7 Front view
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

How to Make a Art Magazine Cardboard Holder - Part 1 of 3 - Cutting the Pattern

These are the large art magazine that need a box holder
Fig.1 Artist magazines
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supply:
Adhesive Spray
Paper template
Permanent Marker (any color)  
USPS First Class Box (Used)
Scissors

My library of Art Magazine are spilling over my bookcase. A simple magazine plastic holder can cost over $4 each at office supply stores. Looking at a used USPS Mail box gave me an idea to upcycle a used USPS Mail boxes. This would provide a safe place to hold my large magazine and at the same time help the environment. Anytime you use a container for another purpose than its original purpose, this is an upcycling. DIY Craft have been doing this all along and now its a new trend.

This post shows the seven steps to make a Art Magazine Cardboard Holder. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the art magazine that need to have a new home. Fig.2 shows an empty used USPS Mail box ready for the trash. Fig.3 shows the box on its side near the plastic holder to see if this project could work.
A USPS cardboard container would be the preferred storage for magazines
Fig.2 Used Mail Box
The USPS cardbox is placed on its side to see if it could hold magazines
Fig.3 Box side-by-side
Step 2:  Fig.4 shows the box on its and a plastic holder on each side. The idea is to trace the pattern of the existing plastic holder on the mail box sides. Fig.5 shows the trace from the plastic holder. Fig.6 shows that mistakes happen. To correct this problem retrace the pattern on the box.
Place the box and the plastic container on its side to trace its pattern
Fig.4 Trace plastic 
holder both sides
The line on the box is a traced pattern of the new magazine holder
Fig.5 Trace line
This picture shows a bad trace and a good trace of the magazine holder
Fig.6 Wiggle are 
the mistakes solid are 
the correct line pattern
Step 3: Fig.7 shows to use strong scissors to cut the traced line. Fig.8 shows the two side by side. The boxed cardboard container is ready for its magazines. Part 2 will address the idea of painting the box. Part 3 will show how to decorate the magazine box.
Use strong scissors to cut the pattern on the box
Fig.7 Cut outline
Place the plastic and cardbox container together
Fig.8 Cardboard double

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

How to Make a Brush Holder from a Yoghurt Container

Place lines on top with permanent marker
Fig,1 Mountain High Yoghurt
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies
Ballast: Glass marbles, sand or rocks
Black Spray Paint 
Electric or Cordless drill plus bit
Marbles
Ruler
Soldering Iron and Conical Tip
Mountain High Yoghurt Plastic Container

I am always looking for way to hold my artist brushes without spending a ton of money on art equipment. This post will give you another alternative to my first post named Home Made brush Holder with all Plastic Parts. This container will hold your brushes safe and usable for storing. My first post was meant only to store your brushes, but soon realized that most people would not have all the items. The best part is the container is free if you eat yoghurt. This is an upcycling project. Be part of this new trend.

This post shows the seven steps to use a plastic yogurt container with marbles to hold and store clean brushes. 

Step 1: Fig.1 above shows that the use of a clean Mountain High Yoghurt Plastic Container and place a ruler on the top. Fig.2 shows the permanent marker lines that will help decided were the holes will be placed on the top of the lid of the container. Fig.3 shows a permanent ink pen is needed to place the lines on the plastic lid. Fig.4 shows a standard ruler is needed to make straight lines.

Using a ruler will hep decide were to place the holes for the brushes
Fig.2 Put line on lid
Any color marker will help
Fig.3 Permanent marking pen
Any ruler will aid in placing  the lines
Fig.4 Ruler
Step 2: Fig.5 show glass ball Ballasts: This container is to tall to take on a lot of brushes by itself. By adding ballast like glass marbles, or sand the container will hold itself without falling over every time when brushes are placed on top of the container.
Using marbles or even sand helps keep the container in place
Fig.5 Marbles
Step 3:  Now the holes for the top can be drilled with a electric drill. In this post a soldering Iron with a conical tip was used to create the holes in the top of the plastic lid. Just using the tip does not work, the full conical tip needs to be used to make a sizeable hole for a brush. Fig.6 shows a UTC-100 Ungar soldering iron sells about $30 on the Internet. Fig.7 shows that this one has variable heat tips and has a conical tip for the job. It took less than one minute to get all the holes in this lid. Far faster than any electric or cordless drill and done safely. Fig.8 shows the iron is set at 750 which took one minute to do the job.

Use a soldering with a conical round tip to make holes in the lid
Fig.6 Ungar soldering iron
Here the lid is with the soldering gun
Fig.7 Lid ready for puncture
Use setting 750 the irong is ready in one minute
Fig.8 iron set at 750
Step 4: Fig.9 and fig.10 shows a conical tip that will be used to place the holes into the yoghurt lid.
The round tip will help you decide the size of the hole
Fig.9 Close-up
Close up of conical tip
Fig.10
Conical tip
Step 5: Fig.11 and fig.12 shows the lines are in place and the soldering conical tip is placing holes in the lid.

Burning through the plastic lid
Fig.11 Draw lines
Close up of different size holes for different size brushes
Fig.12 Close up
Step 6: This is an inverted (inside) look at the holes for the brushes. Fig.13 and fig.14 shows the lid has been spray painted black.

Yoghurt lid turned upside down
Fig.13 Inverted lid
Top view of brush lid painted black
Fig.14 Top of lid
Step 7: Fig.15 shows the brushes have been added to the lid. Fits the holes just right. Fig.16 shows the job is finished and these brushes are ready for use. Hope you had fun making this brush holder.
New container holding upwards the brushes
Fig.15 Brushes
The new holder is now in use
Fig.16 Job finished
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Home Made Brush Holder with all Plastic Parts - Part 6 of 6 - Final

This is a brush holder and cleaner
Fig.1 Art accessories
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Aviation metal Snips
Brushes Long Handle 
Channellocks pliers
Cordless 12-volt Drill with drilling bits (Ryobi ) 
DAP Kwik Seal Silicone Caulking
Duct tape (cloth)
Drill Bit (Ryobi Drill Bits) 
Electrical Ties (small)
Gloves leather 
Metal Hardware Cloth
Paper (for template)
Pencil
Plastic Container 1-Gallon (old joint compound tub)
Plastic Fencing  (Poultry Netting)
Strong Scissors
Westpack Material All Purpose Tub

There plenty of ways to spend money on art. This post is all about saving money and spending it on paint. We need the extra accessories and many do purchase them like Fig.1 above right.

This post shows the five steps on the assembly of a brush holder. 

Step 1:  Fig.2 shows the brushes have been placed in the Red Brush Bucket while the color dries outside.
Brush are now able to be stored safely
Fig.2 Brushes are 
in the new bucket

Step 2: Fig.3 is the final Red Cherry color.

Plastic tub was painted with red spray paint
Fig.3 Cherry Color
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the brush bucket is ready to use.

This brush holder even comes with a handle
Fig.4 Brush Bucket
Job done
Step 4: Now place the brushes into your new inexpensive brush container. Fig.4 shows the brush bucket is ready to use.  The container is stable, inexpensive and if you have the parts on hand it is practically free. Hope you enjoy it too.
Brushes are place by their tips
Fig.5 Top view
Tip: Fig.5 if the edges of the electrical ties around the red bucket are coarse and sharp, apply some silicone to these edges and let it dry and the coarseness will be gone.
Use Kwik Seal white silicone caulking to seal the container
Fig.5 Caulking
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