Once the lid was nicely rusted, I decided to use this Santa image from the Vintage Christmas CD. I added a Poinsettia and some gold cording to finish it off. It is such a fun way to create a vintage inspired ornament.
I adore this image and printed multiples of it to have for future use. :)
Here is my rusty lid. I soaked it for about a week in a 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup bleach. I put mine in a air tight container in the basement. It smells nasty and you need to be careful when you open the lid. The fumes are pretty strong.
I glued the lid back in place and used my Cropidile to punch a hole for the string.
I wanted to add a little accent so I used my Poinsettia die from JustRite. I cut them out of water color paper.
I gave them a wash of color using my Koi water colors.
For the centers of my poinsettias, I added a dallop of glossy accents to the center and sprinkled on gold micro beads.
I have a few more lids in the works and will share sometime before Christmas!
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Michele Kovack (You are HERE! :)