Sometimes an old key, vintage tin, or bottle adds just the right whimsical touch to a mosaic.
This old ink bottle has a great green paper label.
This bouillon cube tin sure beats the plain jars they come in these days. Why include this? Maybe it fits the color scheme of a mosaic, or maybe the person I'm making the mosaic for really loves to cook. These little touches add a lot of fun to a piece.
I got these faux turquoise leaves at a bead show last week and I am loving the bright colors.
Another cool vintage tin in green!
This Mentholatum tin is a great teal blue. Sometimes, I have a client who wants something kind of funny in the mosaic. Why a Mentholatum tin? Why not?!
This is an old sinker tin with green wording. This would go great in a mosaic for someone who likes to fish.
And I use a lot of keys and old hardware in my work. The ornate tin piece used to be part of a dresser pull from furniture that probably came out of the Victorian era.
With so many possibilities, it's impossible to get bored with mosaics!