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