Friday, June 6, 2008

Bees Wax Mirror

This cheap wooden frame from Michael's had been sitting in the drawer for a couple of years. I finally figured out what to do with it. I used Tim Holtz Fragments, an assortment of images, old hardware. And of course my favorite bees wax. After gluing the images to the back of the fragments I went around the edges with alcohol ink. This just took away any clear edges that looked unfinished. Click on the pic to enlarge. The layers of paint, paper and bees wax are applied to the frame. The fragments are glued on last. Paper beads embellish the side. Of course I had to add waxed butterfly wings. In the center is placed a mirror. It is hard to photograph a mirror without getting a glare, so it looks black.
Here is the silverware family I have been playing with. The spoon on the right has had alcohol ink applied to it. I've been on alcohol ink roll lately.

10 comments:

Tina said...

wwwow~ love it!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love what you did with the frame.
Alison

Road Trip With Ruby said...

The frame is awesome. I haven't done anything with beeswax yet but I sure want to. I really like the silverware family. Very clever!

[Charlene] said...

They are all really nice. I love the beeswax look, and your mirror is beautiful. How nice that you used something that's been just waiting for a purpose!

jackie said...

Thanks for your comment - nice to know there is someone out there! You have turned the mirror into something unique.

cindy said...

Look at you! Art girl! LOVE the frame...may have to play that way cause I keep a bunch of those on hand. LOVE LOVE LOVE the spoon family. Clever girl! You always do the coolest stuff.

c

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

That is a fabulous frame...love the seize the day right under the mirror, great reminder!
More hugs to you!
Heather

Natasha Burns said...

Wow I love what you did with the mirror frame, the textures and the finish is so luscious!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh, just gorgeous! The cutlery, the frame... I wish I could hold these in my hands! I'm a nut for texture... I recently read about beeswax to fabric... have you tried this? Any tips for me?

I'm heading back to take a second look...
Thank you also for the b-day wishes! Your enthusiasm and zest for life is CONTAGIOUS! :)
xo, Monica

Jack & Cat said...

Awesome. Looking good!