Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

My antique lamp mirror

I bought an old lamp with a mirror at Bears Blessing Antique mall. I'm mad at myself for not taking a picture before I started. It was totally covered in an off white enamel paint which Don zip stripped off and then sanded and steel wooled and probably cussed until he got it all off. I almost hated to do anything to it. It really wasn't bad all silver. You can see that in one of these pics. I used alcohol inks and my dabber and I put on raisin and green. Then I used a gold leafing pen and the dobber and some makeup sponges and added gold to it. I painted the two fancier side pieces with the gold leaf pen. I used gel medium on the mirror to glue down some music scrapbook paper on the right and then the girl in the middle. Then I used some brick distress ink on the music and the girl and even on the mirror . The pictures show the tray by itself and the back. Then I took pics with the light on and off and different angles. It wanted to glare so this is the best I could do. It took Don several days to clean it and then just one day for me to cover it back up. LOL.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


I thought the new pic in the heading kind of went with my Title. You never know what she will be into next. I've spent two days decorating my house for Christmas. Sure glad that jobs done. Now need to get my Christmas letter written.