Hello again. I'm back with a mirror this time. I was inspired by an article on Craft Stamper magazine. It took me a couple of tries but I think that I finally got there.
I started with a mirror that was actually white. I did sand it down lightly before I gessoed in black. I then went over it with black acrylic Fresco chalk paint. Once dry, I covered it with a thin layer of crackle glaze from Paperartsy. Then I sponged it with a mixture of Caribbean blue and Lake Wanaka. The cracks develop in front of your eyes as you sponge..... magic!
Once dry I stamped the flowers in black archival and embossed in detail black embossing powder. Some masking was needed to stamp leaves and pods.
Then came the fun part of colouring in. I used a small wet brush and acrylic paints. First I 'undercovered' everything with chalk acrylic. Then I added the colours. I used a few per flower and I also mixed colours together to achieve gradients.
I tried to clean as much paint off the embossed lines as possible in between each coat of paint. In the end I went over with a black pen.
And there it is my summer mirror. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
The sunflower is a Stampendous stamp. The poppies are from IndigoBlu.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - i is for IndigoBlu stamps
Mixed Media Monthly challenge - summer days: colours and flowers of summer
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes