Wednesday 19 February 2014

Another Ikea Mirror with Inka Gold Paints

Morning Bloggers
Sorry about the weird angle of this picture.
It's taken me ages to get a decent picture that shows the iridescence of the paint.....and its still not right!
White Ikea Mirror, Tim Holtz Texture Fade Embossing Folders and Some Die Cut Shapes along with Black Gesso and Inka Gold Paints.

UPDATE .... A quick 'How To'

Sand the surface of the frame down a little
so it will 'grip' the glue.
Emboss white card stock using various Embossing Folders.
I used Centura Pearl, the reverse, white side, for this.
THREE passes through my embossing machine
gave a lovely, deeply embossed, impression.
Using a good quality Medium/Glue (Rangers Glue and Seal)
Glue down all of the embossed card stock onto the frame.
Glue Chip Board and /or card stock Die Cuts on next.
Paint with the black Gesso ensuring every part is covered.
Dry and apply a second coat.
Dry again, then Paint with the Inka Gold Paints.
When dry, buff over the surface with a soft cloth
The paints contain Beeswax and have a lovely shine
A few of us did a similar technique using Bitumen and white spirit when we went to a Karen Clare Workshop.
We had a fabulous time.

Back soon. 
Thanks for looking at my blog today. 
Eileen xxx