Edited: For more detailed directions regarding my foam board projects, please see my post here. It gives some general tips for cutting, etc. If you want to see all my posts regarding foam board projects, click on the "foam board" label on the left sidebar of my blog. Thanks!
After I posted my last entry, I was sitting there feeling sorry for myself, and was trying to think of something I could do to make myself feel better. Then I remembered Patter's post last Friday about her new Copic storage that she purchased from Studio 3 Solutions. I love her organizational ideas, and thought this would be a great foam board project for me to make.
I have been using a photo box that I put cardboard dividers in to store my Copic markers. It was inexpensive, and works pretty well, but every time I want to use a marker, I have to drag the whole box down off the shelf, find a place to put it on my work table (which is next to impossible), then put it back when I am done. I almost always find a stray marker after I'm done and have to get the box down and put it back again.
My cheap storage wasn't working for me any more, and was in need of a makeover.
Foam board to the rescue!!!
I have 26 markers in one of the shelves, and could possibly fit one more in there if I needed to. These two cubbies could hold over 300 sketch markers. I doubt I will ever have that many, but I still have a lot of room to grow.
Patter's storage cubbies cost $16.95 each. I was able to use some of the left over foam board from my ink pad storage, plus most of a whole new 20" x 30" piece. I figured mine cost less than $2.00 for both cubbies since I bought the foam board when it was 50% off. That is a savings of $31.90 plus S&H.
I'll add that to my piggy bank for the Scrap 'n Cube storage I am pining for!
I'm not feeling so bad about losing my mojo after all!