Since I have been obsessed with punching lately,
I decided to recycle some tin tags
that were originally purchased for the garden.
I'm always looking for something to
attach my needlepunch designs,
and these tins have been hanging
in my studio for years.
I don't spend much time thinking about
what I'm going to punch.
I first just figure the boundary,
and loosely draw a design,
start punching in the center,
and allow my muse to take over.
I grab a few colors that go well together,
and basically just choose whatever
color appeals to me in the moment.
I know that after I soak the design
in an antiquing solution, the colors will blend
and become very warm, which I love.
I discovered that my eyelet tool
punches holes in tin quite easily.
So I decided to add a little wired bauble
to dangle from the ornament.
To kick things up a notch,
I decided to add little seed beads.
I was so glad I happened to have
some thin beading needles on hand.
I rummaged through my ribbon stash,
and found this blue ribbon,
which happened to be the perfect color!
Hmmm, I wonder what other objects
I might find in my studio, to alter with
a little needlepunch design.
Since I'm on a roll after all....