Friday, 28 January 2011
It's Alter it with Wings on Try it on Tuesday this week.
Last year I mentioned that I had bought some large German Scrap wings in Covent Garden and I was waiting for the right project to use them on - well this is it!
I started with a black mirror from Ikea and covered it with gesso and then cream paint .
I added some Viva Terra for texture and also patches of Viva Decor gold Ferro. I spritzed a text stamp with water and stamped it in to the Ferro. When it was dry I rubbed on some gold and graphite Inka Gold to highlight the text.
I added some angels which were stamped on tissue paper with sepia ink and I stippled on some gold paint where things overlapped.
I attached some ribbon around the mirror and glued some buttons to the piece.
The metal pieces top and bottom were embossed through the big shot with a mould, then rubbed with terracotta alcohol ink. ( I might change this to gold later but will live with it a bit first - it goes with the sepia images but might be too much of a contrast with the other gold tones.)
The final step was to add my wings.
Thanks for looking x