Saturday, April 2, 2011

Altered Keys~


This was a fun project to tackle~as I have said before I love primitive country and my art reflects that. These aren't blinged out with rhinestone but with buttons, pearl tops, vintage finds, glass beads and some Tim Holtz, 7gypsies  and Making Memories goodies. I painted the keys with acrylic paint (dabber) by Adirondack several times~alternating between black and gold. The finding were glued on with Helmar 450, only took a few minutes  to adhere.


I tied on the hemp and added glass beads~the vintage photo's are by Darkroom Door.
I'm going to try some using the Tim Holtz alcohol inks and see how that works ~ so many possibilities!!
I used bits and pieces of items that I had on hand ~ an in house project!!!  I love that!!!


Would love to hear your ideas on how you would use these~ I was inspired by this post
and this blog{Snips of Ink and Shades of paper}.  Here is a couple of ways I used the keys I altered~


This one is hard to see the key~it is the {25}!  This is an old "Polly Anna" book cover that I bought for a few bucks at an antique store~thought the key was perfect for this!!


I store my Tim Holtz scissors in this old 7 Up bottle { found it on the ranch when we moved here}so I dressed it up a bit with the keys.  I should have taken a pic with the scissors {{{sigh}}} sorry about that!!!
Hope you enjoy this post ~ and check out the other 2 sites~very different from mine!!!  Have a good one!!!


14 comments:

Debby said...

Down right geneous! I love wht you are doing with the keys. They ar eall my favorites.

Ira said...

Totally cool idea! Love how they turned out!

Sandi said...

well check you out!!!! haha..was so much fun to do these wasn't it...now on to the next thing, hahaha..wait till ya see....

onlycarol1 said...

Connie the keys are stunning! I am loving them. What a neat idea. I love to repurpose items and I have a bunch of old keys here somewhere ... thanks for the wonderful inspiration - as always!

Lynn said...

o man oman oman. i love keys. never thought about decorating them. sigh. very cool.

Carol said...

Stunning creations with all the keys! I love it! TFS

cardsister said...

Well aren't you and Sandi the twin crafters today! Very cute and interesting ideas! Love 'em!

Katrina said...

omg...I want a necklace!!! how cute are these!!!!! hugs, Katrina

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, whoever knew old keys could be so pretty!

Laura said...

These really are stunning, i love them

Scrappington said...

Brillant.
What a great idea.
They are gorgeous too..I really like what you have done.
I will have to go thru your blog more later.
But very talented lady you are.

Pearl Maple said...

Cool creations, like what you did with these

Michelle Clement said...

Oooh - love these!! :)

Christine said...

Wow! These are really amazing! I need to pick up some old keys to play with now...in fact I have the perfect project (in the works) to use this ides on! Wow!