|First step .... removing of mirrored centre then laying out the planned embellishments|
I photographed it - to make it easier to remember the placement
|Embellishments adhered and first coat of gesso|
At this point I realised the sunflower (top left) wasn't stuck - this took a
while to resolve!
|Three layers of gesso and some more texture added with modelling paste|
|Then there was a bit of a change of heart and I painted it .... BLACK!|
- IKEA Malma 12" square white mirror - cheap as chips at £1.50 and absolutely PERFECT
- Various snippets of ribbon, flowers, buttons, small and micro beads, bottle tops, UTEE shapes, leaf and chipboard shapes, stuck on using either Ranger matte medium or a hot glue gun - though the sunflower was tricky!
- Liquitex modelling paste applied through TCW mini circle and mini numbers and Heidi Swapp stencils
- Gesso, applied using a sponge ..... I used three layers so it took a day or so to be ready to paint
- Black acrylic paint mixed with liquitex BASICS iridescent medium and applied with a sponge and (for those hard to sponge places) a paintbrush
And, wouldn't you know? I couldn't wait - it's possible I MAY have ruined it now .... I used perfect pearls primarily in green (??? Yes, honestly, green) and grey although you are right, you CAN see a little bronze top left!, but actually, having slept on it overnight, it's growing on me!
Hard to believe the bulk of this mirror got covered in this jacquard mica powder!!! Who'd'a thunk it? Must've been the reaction with the black paint beneath!! WOWser!
I'll be entering this for the following challenge/s:-
- Artistic Inspirations - challenge No. 133 - ANYTHING GOES with the twist of LAYERS
- All Crafts - June challenge - ANYTHING BUT A CARD
- Unstampabelles - June challenge - MIXED MEDIA - NO STAMPING!! ... entry removed - didn't read the bit about the twist of "who is your hero" - sorry peeps
Right, well, it's What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday so I shall leave you with a sneaky peek at my desk!