Monday, 25 July 2011

One for the guys

As soon as I saw these Tando chipboard pumps I knew just what I wanted to do with them.  It was fun turning them into keyrings and was another simple project that didn't take up to much time... I like seeing quick results :D

I used dye based ink to cover the back and sides and collaged an image and some scraps that I had left over, onto the front surface.  The back then got a coat of acrylic paint which was sanded back to create a shabby look.

I pierce a hole at the top of each pump with a bradawl and inserted a jump ring to attach the keyring to.

I always find it difficult creating gifts for men... so I'm happy to have a couple of standby bits and pieces ready for those special occasions. 
Chris xx


Irit Shalom said...

Really great use of the chip for the key chain. Love it

Carol Plume said...

wow what a fab idea - totally gorgeous too... now if they need a home I know exactly where they'd be well looked after...xx

Zoechaos said...

Great keyrings XOXO Zoe