I will be teaching a two-hour workshop on how to create your own personalized 12" x 12" mirror including the wide dark wood frame. You choose the subject be it a friend, relative or something you would like to honor with this personalized piece of art.
When making my sample for the workshop, I considered who would I honor? and guess what I decided -to make it for myself! It's always so hard parting with all these projects I make that I thought, "This way I get to keep it"
First step is gathering all your pieces of ephemera...tickets, pieces of old greeting cards, buttons, old jewlery, photos..etc. and laying them all out on the mirror frame.
The hard part is taking everything back off so you can glue down the bottom pieces and then remembering where everything goes. I did take some photos so I could look back but didn't have to. The memory still works... sometimes :)
The next step was overlapping the papers with tissue papers.
Then added a layer of further embellishments and some acrylic paint.
Using E6000 glue I added the 3D elements.
The final step was coating the whole project with Gloss Heavy Gel.
This workshop will be held Thursday October 13, 2011 from 5-7 pm at Twigs and Twist 1304 W. Eastman St. in Boise. To register call Gretel @ (208) 342-0600 The class will be limited to 10 people. Cost is $50 and includes mirror with 12" x 12" wooden frame and basic supplies.
What to Bring:
Ephemera (Items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.) related to a theme or a person.
These can be small 3 dimensional objects such as buttons, jewelry…miniatures of any sort.
And 2 D papers such as maps, ticket stubs, photographs, interesting papers, stamps, tissue papers, such as old sewing patterns, gift wrap etc.
*Assortment of ephemera available for purchase at Twigs and Twist