Monday, 10 February 2020

Valentine Animals Printer Tray by Jannet

I am so happy to join the very talented Calico Craft Parts team.

For my first project I decided to make a printers tray with a topical Love theme. I adore animals, so the the gorgeous mini Calico animals are the focus of my tray. 

It takes no time at all to assemble the printer tray. The pieces pop out really easily, and then they slot together perfectly. You can also add an optional frame to the tray.

I used acrylic paints to add some colour, my favourite technique to add some texture to the painted surface is to scrunch up some plain paper and then unfold it before pressing it
 down onto the wet paint. It leaves lots of lovely lines and textures. This also works well with water colour paints.

I decided to create a small scene in each section, using the animals and spelling out the most important word LOVE. I enjoy painting details onto the animals, but they can also be painted in a solid colour.They look fabulous as silhouettes.There are also larger sizes of the cute animals available.

Luckily I had some tiny stamps of various animal paws and hoofs, so I stamped them as if they were wandering around the edge of the frame. 

 I adhered the animals and elements into the sections, holding each piece carefully with tweezers until they could stand alone. For the floor coverings I used torn little pieces of dried rose petals, sunflower petals,and dried lavender.

I finished my printer tray by adhering the frame onto the tray. 

There are so many different themes you can use in a printer tray. A special birthday, anniversary, beloved pet, favourite hobby, new baby. You can make it as simple or as detailed as you wish. 

It was a lot of fun to make xx 

I used the following Calico Craft Parts


  1. What a beautiful printers tray, Jannet! Love how you've painted the animals and how they celebrate love ;) So happy to have you with us now! Looking forward to many more enchanting Jannet makes!

    Claudia xxx

  2. So much detail in this Jannet, its beautiful and love how you've painted the animals, I struggle with the little details, so lovely to see yours xx

  3. Wonderful Jannet, love your lovely nature feeling! Kerstin xo