A long time ago, photographs were very rare and quite prized. Imagine it as being the brand new technology of its era. I never realized this but old tintype photos were very small, about the size of an Instax Mini Photo actually. This gave me the idea to use a tintype photo together with my Picture This! collection of photo frame dies.
To make this project I started with an old tintype photo that I had thrifted from an estate sale years ago.
I began with the frame from my Photo Frame, Travel set from Sizzix and the interchangeable word die “Memories” from the Photo Frame, Lovely set. I die cut a piece of Sizzix Foil Adhesive sheet using my SideKick machine. It was so easy with my small dies and the small machine.
Once the frame was die cut, I embossed the piece using the Flourish from the French Connection set of small embossing folders using the BigShot machine.
To age the look of the frame, I used Black and Rust Alcohol Inks on the shiny silver surface.
Because the foil has an adhesive back I was able to easily apply it to the front of the old photo.
Next I wanted to stamp on a rough wooden box so I used black acrylic paint and a brayer to apply the ink to my rubber stamp using Lady Rose by Stampers Anonymous.
The paint rolled on smoothly in a thin layer.
I stamped it in two areas on the wooden box. The wooden box is by Jillibean Soup.
I applied foam tape behind the tintype photo to add dimension and adhered it to the wood.
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