Friday 9 December 2016

Vintage tin?

It's DCM day (sorry I was AWOL last week) and we have another "step away from the cards" dare today - decorate it!

It's open to interpretation, as ever - I chose to make a little ornament that could go on the tree or perhaps over the knob of a drawer in the kitchen. It has a bit the look of vintage embossed tin and cost virtually nothing to make. 

The base is die cut from scrap mount board (free from a framing shop) so it has a bit of heft. The letters are die cut from cereal packet board and the whole lot is covered with double-sided tape sheet and then kitchen foil. I burnished round the letters with a paper stump and then used a bit of black acrylic paint to "age" the whole thing. 

A couple of tiny cones from an alder tree in our back garden and a scrap of gingham ribbon make suitably rustic embellishments, I think. Likewise, garden twine for a hanging loop seemed fitting.  

Styled Labels die (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix)
Font One dies (Spellbinder)
Double-sided tape sheet
Kitchen foil
Black acrylic paint
Alder cones
Gingham ribbon
Garden twine

Thanks for stopping by!


Shabneez said...

Love the technique you've used on your project. It's fabulous Joanne! Shabneez x

Miri said...

That's a clever idea, Joanne. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!