Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Industrial Grunge

Well, seeing as I won the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge last week (and no I haven't spent my money yet, there's WAY too much choice!!!), it's only appropriate to give this week's challenge a go as well. It's Inductrial Grunge, and I've used the technique on some die cut grunge board to use on a mirror I've altered as a Christmas present.

Here it is, already attached to the mirror..... I didn't use the industrial technique on the whole piece, as I want' to give it a bit of contrast, so some of the die cut grunge is coloured in a brighter silver.

And here's the full mirror.....

This is a basic Ikea wooden mirror, and I'd painted it and sprayed it with Cosmic Shimmers weeks and weeks ago (if not months and months......). It's been hanging around waiting for inspiration, and once I'd made the heart with wings it all seemed to work out. The background is stencilled with a Tim Holtz music mask and red Stazon (less permanent ink pads don't stick to the cosmic shimmers). 

The black corner edging is waste from a die cut panel, the swirls and flowers are die cuts and punches and the M was inked in back then stickled all over for added sparkle!

My painting wasn't so hot around the edge of the mirror itself, so I covered it up with lots of shiny red, silver and gold beads (sssshhhh, don't tell!).

As ever, I overdosed on stickles and sticky gems, but then it is for a girlie!!!! 


  1. lisa they hope i can get up to your standed some day

  2. Great mirror! I'm still "practising" my TH techniques so I envy your proficiency!
    Sue xx

  3. Gorgeous Lisa, great grunge and fabulous details. B xxx

  4. Great mirror, Lisa and a lovely gift :)

  5. Stunning! I'd love to watch you create these one day - I love reading the descriptions but I'm still not really sure what it all means!

  6. Wow, fantastic mirror Lisa. Love your colours as well.


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