Saturday, 14 August 2010

Simon says stamp and show #1 - Things with wings

Things with wings is the theme at the brandnew Simon says stamp and show challenge and as I've recently stocked up on Ikea mirrors I just had to get the beeswax out again for this one.

I painted the mirror with traditional tan and then used a staz on ink pad to highlight the woodgrain, just swiped it across, gives a nice effect. I then stamped a music background stamp all over it and added another thin layer of trad tan. I then added loads of little bits with beeswax.
The birds are painted with crackle paint and spritzed with glimmer mists. And the tree branches are covered in 3 layers of UTEE and then stamped into with a script stamp. It was the first time I tried that technique and I think I'm now addicted. Gives such a cool effect. Although the script stamp may have been the wrong choice for the branches, it needs a more defined stamp for the thin branches I think, but next time I know better. And there we go, things with wings.

I am also entering this into the Alter it monthly challenge where the theme is music, hence my little singing birds and the music notes.


  1. those branches are just is the whole piece!!!

    Thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

  2. Terrific altered mirror, love it. Annette x

  3. Very nice work. lots of goods layers and interest.. very nice piece. thank you for linking to us.
    good luck in the prize draw

  4. This is beautiful work - I love it! I really like how you have stamped the 'take flight' onto the mirror itself.

  5. Love your beautiful work, it's fun to play along with everyone and awesome talent.....

  6. This is truly gorgeous. Love the colours, the images - everything about it. It will look lovely hanging wherever you put it.

  7. This is so beautiful, perfect!
    Love the way you altering frames'.