You know what I love about modern life right now? Scanning. And then Printing. And then Crafting.
I love that I can take vintage items, scan them and then print them a million different ways without hurting the original. This process preserves the value and charm of the antique, but allows me to use the image over and over again.
At Christmastime, I was trying to think of a unique way to package some of my handmade necklaces as gifts. I decided that if I decorated a small round black tin, it could serve as both the "gift wrap" and "jewelry box" for the necklace later.
I scanned this antique French cheese label that I bought in Paris at the flea market and then printed the image onto clear sticker project sheets. All I had to do was cut out the round cheese label "sticker" and adhere it to the top of the tin. (I did add a touch of copper glitter to the dirt road to add some depth, but it was a piece of cake.)
I decorated three tins this way and they turned out beautifully - the tin was a gift in itself! And I still have the original cheese label and the cheese label image stored on my computer. It is a win-win scenario, over and over again.
Have you ever scanned something precious and then felt free to experiment with the printed copies?