Friday 8 December 2017

Craft Stamper - Vintage Tart Tin Christmas Tree Decoration

This is a Craft Stamper project published in the magazine a couple of months ago which I thought I would share with you. Trish, our lovely Editor, sent out this small tartlet shaped tin to be altered and because my conservatory is decorated with white, cream, silver and light gold I thought I would keep to those colours.

Process steps
Paint the metal tart tin with two layers of Rustic Chalky Finish paint.

Rub over with candle wax and give a coat of Lace chalk paint and rub away the paint, repeat this a second time with a creamy colour.

Paint on a coat of cream creme wax, let it dry and buff, then repeat with dark brown wax and rub off as much as you need to to leave a shabby aged vintage look.
Stamp snowflakes with coffee archival ink.

Prepare a Christmas token and word band by painting over the lace chalk paint and carefully rubbing back with kitchen towel to leave the lighter colour in the word crevices. Use Teakwood alcohol ink to darken the edges.

Make up a little collection of shabby beaded berries and white painted pine cones and wire them together to create a little posy.

Assemble the elements together and add some ribbon to hang your decoration on the tree.

For me it's definitely 'the most wonderful time of the year', well one of them.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

hugs Brenda xxx


SewPaperPaint said...

Have mercy Brenda! How incredibly beautiful is this, what a treasure! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Redanne said...

I remember this beauty from Craft Stamper and it is lovely to see it in more detail. The distressed edges are fabulous, as is the stamping - and your embellishment is beautiful Brenda! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Ohhhh lovely, I adore the shabby look, it will look wonderful in your conservatory and on your tree of course. Gorgeous, gorgeous shabby perfection!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! I love how you've altered the tin!! It looks amazing!! I adore the colors, too!! Gorgeousness!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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mamablitger said...

This is so cute. Very decorative and pretty. Thank you for sharing this fab idea.
Hugs from Monica

Annie said...

an amazing alteration Brenda xxx Love the shabby chic feel you have created xx Enjoy !!

Huge hugs Annie x

Annie said...

an amazing alteration Brenda xxx Love the shabby chic feel you have created xx Enjoy !!

Huge hugs Annie x

Jackie PN said...

Beautiful tin Brenda!! Did you stamp right onto the tin? or onto paper first? Very smart snowflake stamps!
Jackie xo

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous and genius! What a clever idea for a recycling project, amazing! I love the vintage feel of the textures and the fabulous subtle gold and antique tones. This is just the palette we decorate in, I adore it all! happy weekend :)

Jane said...

What a gorgeous decoration Brenda, it will sit perfectly on your dresser. Hope you and yours are all well? Time is flying by isn't it. The weather today is perfect today! Take care, sending love and hugs xxx

Patty O'Malley said...

What a pretty decoration!

Words and Pictures said...

That's a lovely little treat of a makeover! I've got some tart tins which have been sitting around for about three years now... maybe one day they'll look as lovely as this. Beautiful colour tones and perfect embellishing.
Alison x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Just adore this gorgeous creation Brenda, beautifully created and now you’ve got me hunting for vintage tart tins!!
Donna xx

A Pink said...

This is wonderful! Brenda . Love the neutral colour palette and your posy of shabby beaded berries and cones makes for a gorgeous embellishment .
Hugs x