Sorry for the delay in posting this week – having some technical difficulties! Here’s Jennifer’s challenge this week! – ~ Sue
Hi everyone – It’s Jennifer! This week I felt like using up some really old supplies, so old they are truly vintage finds!
I recently went on a trip to the US and hit the 127 Yardsale, 695 miles of yard sales from Addison, MI into Georgia. We only made it to Kentucky but had a great time, picking and finding vintage items.
I decided to take some of them and combine them with my current stash of stuff and make a altered picture.
First I started with a really old picture and frame, this frame has convex glass in it and a picture glued to it. First I soaked it and scrapped off the picture from the glass.
Then I painted it lightly with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Next, I covered the backing with burlap:
Next, I took a variety of vintage items: glass buttons, shells, old punch time card, ribbon flowers and combined them with newer items, like the Creative Embellishments, steam punk dress form, K&CO Butterflies, Maya Road diecuts, ribbon and various found items.
This was the outcome, making a soft and feminine wall hanging. Very simple to make, just arranging and organizing items into an eye pleasing arrangement.
I love all the vintage finds we found on out trip, those glass buttons are one of my favourite things, they has so much sparkle to them. I also love the vintage looking finger that I picked up recently at Treasured Memories in Edmonton.
Can’t wait to see how you use some of your vintage products!