I used vintage or antique tin roof tiles we got at an antique auction in Indiana. I am a sewer and was taught to always lay out my patterns to maximize the fabric. It is no different with tin! I cut 2 large matching paper heart shapes leaving a smidge of room between and then cut 2 smaller hearts that fit in the "spare space".I use a kid's washable marker so I can wipe off the marks when I am done cutting. I used the smaller hearts for this project and will use the large ones for another project. I cut 8 tiles or 32 hearts..or until I raised a sizeable blister on my finger! "Why does my finger hurt?" Duh..lol. If you don't have vintage tin or ceiling tin you can use what you do have..beat it up, paint it, sand it, and beat it up some more!This tin had been painted silver. I lightly painted this with white acrylic paint , then sanded it back and found aqua paint under the silver!
I covered some of the small tin hearts with German glass glitter..because I love it! The "dangles" I made with vintage or antique chandelier button prisms and a vintage pearl bead.
I figured out a sweet secret to coloring the vintage wood Scrabble tiles..keep reading!
Sweet Heart! This prism isn't as old. I had a couple floating around waiting for their "special purpose" and this was it! (Not as cool as Steve Martin's "special purpose" in "The Jerk" but oh well!)
This one was one of my favs..I love aqua.
This was my other fav. These are vintage Anagram tiles. The little heart is what the reverse of these looks like..shabby black and silver tin... the side that laid on the roof's tar paper!