I haven't done any crafting lately but when I saw an altered charm swap on
recently, it was just what I needed to kick start me back into action!
The charms had to be altered, so I used some childrens' thin wooden
dominos cut in half with my craft knife.
I painted over them with black acrylic on the patterned side,
and once dry rubber stamped some sewing related images with
Dew Drop Brilliance Ink (Moonlight White).
The stamps I used were -
Technique Tuesday (Borderline:Notions)
Stampers Anonymous (Pattern Pieces CMS012)
Creative Expressions (Vintage Sewing)
Here's a couple of close ups
For the other side of the dominos (which were plain without any pattern on),
I painted with tan coloured acrylic and once dry, adhered some
old dressmaking tissue paper patterns (with Liquitex Matte Medium).
Once that was dry, I cut out some faces (photocopies) from old dressmaking patterns and adhered them over the top.
Both sides were sealed with a layer of
Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating.
I love the little metal charms - the Singer Sewing machine
and the Scissors - both of which were from
Once the charms were finished, I needed something to mount them on.
What better than a little mannequin, courtesy of
Sizzix/Alterations 'Sewing Room' Bigz die.
I used old cereal box card and covered it with paper
from the old dressmaking patterns
- then aged it around the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot).
Can't wait to see what charms I get back in return,
but I'll have to as the swap doesn't end until
Thanks for looking x