Monday, December 3, 2007
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.