Altering Rat Traps is so fun! I made this one for Altered Arts Magazine. Did you know we have a BLOG now? I hope you will check it out!!
I started by removing the metal from the wood base of the Rat Trap. I sanded the wood and adhered text paper to it. I used Ranger Ink's "Perfect Pearls" to make a faux patina on the metal. I attached the Rat Trap to a mini hanger from Melissa Frances. The resin flower on the lower left and the clothes pins on the top right are from her too.
Some other Ranger products I used are: Pins, A Bottle, Pen Nib, Baubles, Sprocket and Stamps. The flowers and Inks are from Prima.
Canvas Corp. twine made the bow, and I used some of their burlap on my Trap too. A miscellaneous key and gauze finished it up!
I would love to see your Altered Rat Traps! Just leave a link and I'll be sure to check it out! If you've never altered a Rat Trap, give it a try! They are a fun and inexpensive way to use up your scraps!