This altered poker chip brooch was made from a poker chip I picked up at the thrift store. I used mod podge to attach a paper punched circle from a damaged book into the inverted center of the chip. I then sponged on two coats of gesso to prepare a base. I further altered the color with acrylic paint and oil pastels. The vintage/retro woman in her swim cap is from the Summer Jewels Gecko Galz collage sheet. Varnish was applied as a sealant. The word swim and two red seed beads were added to the design. A 1" pin back was attached with glossy accents.
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I would like to enter this brooch in the following challenges:
Crafting by Design - anything goes
Crafty Girls - #17 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - #319 here comes Summer
Suzy Bee's - #27 anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes