Monday, April 14, 2008

Embossed Velvet Pincushion Tin

This is something I have been working on for awhile now. When I got my Flourish Stamps from they were discussing the technique of embossing on Velvet using rubber stamps at the Byhand Yahoo Group. So since it had been sometime since I tried the technique I thought I would give it another try. I had a hinged tin that I had been hording and some lovely dark green velvet. I primed and painted the tin black and then stamped the small horizontal flourish with white memories ink around the edges of the bottom. I glued some green and gold ribbon around the edge of the lid. For the top I used the green velvet that I embossed with the small vertical flourish and then put some fiber fill underneath it for the pin cushion and glued it down to the lid. I then used some dark green and gold braid that I had to edge the velvet with. On the inside of the lid I glued down a piece of black felt for putting my sewing needles into and glued down a piece of dark green cardstock to the bottom inside of the tin. As you can see the straight pins are contained in a small plastic container that fits right inside the tin and leaves room for a small seam ripper to sit along side. When I'm doing my costume making seam ripping is a constant chore to get it just right. They must have had very skinny arms in the Victorian era or the historical reproductions are out of whack. LOL


Kath_in_Madison said...


Hi, its Kath from alterddesigns group. I love this piece and now I know which flourish stamp set to get.

I love working with stamps and other media besides paper.

This is a beautiful piece and you have a great blog, too.


Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is totally awesome, Sandie...what a gorgeous art piece! Well done!