19 hours ago
Monday, 8 April 2013
Another Mirror Frame, Blazing New Trails!
Hmm.... it didn't photograph too well... but here it is!
On Friday night, I watched Karen Ellis on Ustream as I usually do. She took a bit of MDF and worked her magic on it and it was very cool. :) She thickly applied structure gel to the wood through a stencil, applied colour to it in her special arty way when the gel dried... then painted a coat of white on and proceeded to remove the white from areas that were raised. The result was fantastic. A lot more fantastic, I must say, than what you are seeing here.
I used a 6x6 stencil, repositioned repeatedly to get the entire frame covered, and I think the pattern is way too intricate to be effective, but lesson learned. :) I still really like the look of it. I might dry-brush a bit to try and catch the design a bit more, but I'm going to leave it a while and think about it. :)