Get “Vintagey” with Vintage Street Market!
Hi! I’m Michelle Jackson, co-owner of Vintage Street Market. We are so excited this month to have Lisa as the Guest Designer on our site (www.vintagestreetmarket.com), and are just thrilled that Lisa invited us to participate on hers!
If you’re familiar with us, one thing that makes Vintage Street Market a little unique, is that we started as an online store, stocked full of authentic vintage materials gathered with the paper crafter/altered artist in mind. Since then, we’ve expanded to developing our own branded product line, which can be found in stores, but still keep the online store stocked with fun authentic vintage for the direct consumer. Today, I’m going to step over into the spooky side, and show you a project I’ve created using our “new” Vintage Halloween Banner Kit and vintage slide wheel.
This one-of a kind wall hanging began as a simple, vintage, out of date, black slide projector wheel. But when altered with the Vintage Halloween Banner Kit, became something entirely usable again as a seasonal home decor piece.
To create this wall-hanging, I began with a vintage flash card, which I trimmed with black/orange festoon, to create the base. Then come the layers!
I cut the vintage treat bag into a circle, and layered it over the vintage, orange, scalloped circle. Back before paper-crafting became popular, I think this served as a coaster! Stickles, a mini tag tied off with a vintage button, and a spooky warning create the rest of the background. The little pumpkin man sits on top holding a sign.
A pumpkin sticker embellishes a vintage game card, again trimmed with stickles. I then layered the card over a large black tag. Vintage sheet music peeks out from behind, and a creepy plastic spider nestles among the festooning.
I think the main reason why I love paper-crafting so much, is having the opportunity to make something truly distinctive. Thanks for joining me on the spooky side….we’ll be back next week to share some more. In the meantime, come take a trip to Vintage Street-we’d love to have you stop by! And Lisa, we hope you are enjoying your time off!