Happy Birthday to meeeee.... LOL!
Welcome to my stop on the Bombshell Hop for March! The theme this month was metal, to be interpreted however you want! I chose to actually use metal on my Blog Hop project.
This is one of those inexpensive mirrors from IKEA. This one, lucky for me, was already varnished in red. I snagged that and took it home knowing it would be perfect!!
I sanded some of the varnish away and inked the bare wood with Vivid dye inks, some in yellow and some in blue.
Now for the metal part! I bought a roll of pewter art metal from Hobbycraft and I used a Bombshell stamp of a flame as a pattern for embossing. I stamped the flame on the reverse of the metal in StazOn and went over the outline of the design. Then I flipped it over and went around the outlining again. I just used a wooden tool that looks like a pencil. I used alcohol ink to give it some colour, stamped more flames from the same Bombshell set around the mirror edge and the pewter flames to give it some depth, stamped Hot Stuff with the Tattoo Font and bingo bango, done!
I originally sealed it with varnish but it didn't look right so I went over the varnish with acrylic gel medium and now the finish is matte and even. I'm happy with it.
Here's a detail photo of the bottom where the flames are, so you can have a closer look.
When you're finished, please leave a comment and follow the links below to visit the other Bombshells and see what they've come up with this month!
Now, how do you win this great prize package below....
Here is the list of other participants on today's Blog Hop.