One of my favorite products from Epiphany Crafts is their Vintage Settings. These are cabochons that you can create a custom center for using the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio in size Round 14. They recently released a metal collection of these but the kawaii, kitschy plastic Vintage Settings released in January 2011 are still my faves.

On this layout, I used several flowers from the Cabana Vintage Settings set on my page. They have a fabulous pattern on the pages that I wanted to stand out and the monotone finish of the settings, while fabulous for kitschy fun pages, was not working too well with the shabby chic designs of the papers I chose for my layout. Easy solution–paint (and a little ink)! What do all shabby chic, furniture refinishers use to “shabby” things up? 

Here's how to shabby up your Vintage Settings (and I just LOVE how easily the setting take paint and ink!!):

With a foam brush, paint the setting with whatever paint you like. Here I am using a cream colored paint so it matches my layout better. I also thought the contrast between white paint and the Vintage Setting would be too intense.

With a paper towel, rub the paint from the raised areas of the Vintage Setting while wet. 

This is what the Settings will look like with just paint. 

I wanted to add a little sparkle to the Settings as well as tone down the contrast between the paint and the color of the Setting. I spritzed the Settings lightly with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in Spun Sugar.

 I created centers for the Settings using the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Studio and Caps. The patterned paper I used to create the page had a flourish on it with medallions so I used those images to make my Bubble Caps to go in the centers of the distressed Vintage Settings. Then I added them to my layout:

  • Vintage Settings, Shape Tool, and Bubble Caps (Epoxies), Buttons and Buttons Studio in Round 14 and Round 20 – Epiphany Crafts
  • Smooch Spritz in Spun Sugar, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan – Clearsnap
  • Patterned Paper, Stickers – Creative Imaginations
  • Mini Alpha Stickers – October Afternoon
  • Diecuts – Sizzix
  • Tulle, Twine –
Hope this inspires you to shabby things up on your next project! You never know what can happen unless you give it a try. And those Vintage Settings! Oh, they make me swoon :)

Happy Scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Antiqued Vintage Settings – Epiphany Crafts

  1. I just ordered my first epiphany craft punch and I can’t wait until it arrives, you give so many great ideas.

    Posted on August 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm
  2. this is fabulous Jennifer, I really love the way you added and wiped the paint

    Posted on August 25, 2011 at 2:14 am