I spend quite a bit of time roaming the aisles of Dollar Tree and one day it just hit me to pick up a few of the different shaped "silver" platters. As with my post yesterday, I am not so fond of shiny metal for my crafts. Maybe it comes from not photographing well. . . but anyhow, the first thing I did was to look for a sheet of paper that would suit the edge of the platter. I knew it had to be vintage so I grabbed my pile of Webster's Pages and committed myself to a brown alcohol ink and swiped it across only the edge of the platter.
Once I figured out the paper I was going to use, I placed the platter on top of the paper and did an estimate on the width and height. I cut the paper first then traced the corners on the paper to fit inside of the platter. I did ink the paper with pink and brown.
Hope you are inspired to create a beautiful piece from something so ordinary at the dollar store.