Friday, October 26, 2012

Scrap Vintage : Mixing old & new

I joke with friends on instagram that #isaveoldthings. I can't go to a thrift or garage sale without picking up a few things that others might think are worthless. I have piles of things in the studio that i store in bins & boxes.  Interesting old wooden tools with painted handles. Broken vintage jewelry, especially if it has some bling. Interesting pieces of chippy wood from an old workshop. Christmas reflectors, mercury glass beads and old red dennison labels. Vintage metal sewing machine bobbins and wooden industrial thread spools. Bottles full of anagram letters and wooden bingo numbers. I can't help it.

It's one of the reasons why I adore the JBS line and the kits so much, especially the Antiquarian. There are always gorgeous vintage bits & pieces to use, From paper ephemera to cool buttons and beads, Jenni finds the most amazing things (just wait til you see November's, it's my fav yet!).

I love how incorporating these items into a piece, mixed with newer JBS designs, works so well. Adding a little metal, glitter and bling can add so much texture to something you're making. The vignette I made above uses a vintage album page from a past antiquarian kit (there's some similar ones in the shop) as the base as well as mix of vintage & new pieces from JBS that I had stored in a vintage cake tin on my studio table. 

I hope to see all of you incorporating a little more vintage into your work.
Happy Friday!

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  1. This is amazing. Really, really amazing. I love that whole piece. And I really just want to sink into those lovely containers of vintage wonderfulness.

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