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.
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 – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com