Saturday, January 4, 2014

Old plastic decorative padlock found in button jar - finds new life as an ACEO!

Original collaged ACEO. "I found some 'interesting' buttons in a stash of vintage buttons, they weren't stunners but certainly too amazing to be hidden away amongst others. The black padlock may be a button, or not. It was amongst the mix. I was terribly 'lucky' to find the vintage Victorian image of the lady on a padlock (maybe it's to represent having the key to her heart?), so I used that image on top of metallic silver fabric/paper, together with old handwritten ledger paper from 1916. The woman's image was repeated in smaller size, and added to the button. It seemed appropriate to add the filigree heart. A bit of whimsy was added using a black scroll brad with a touch of glitter.

All up, I think it is a pretty and interesting mix. This would be great as a collectible ACEO, or as part of a journal or larger collage."

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