This is my new thing that I can't stop doing--taking old dictionary pages (with all those cool little images on them) and sheet music and spray-painting and stamping on them--
I like using the Tulip fabric spray paint because it's permanent, so when you layer different colors on top of one another, they don't bleed together.
So I decided to make another mirror, and I collaged plain pages on it with the plan of spray painting it just like these--but it didn't work right, and I know why.
I collaged the pages on with matte medium and I also put the medium over top of them, which acts as a barrier, and I knew this! So as I was spray painting, I kept thinking--this isn't going to work--and it didn't. The paint didn't penetrate into the papers--it just layed on top--so I wasn't crazy on how it was going--so....no biggey. I just covered it up with another plan in mind. And........................I forgot to take a photo of the next layer. So the next photo is the second layer and the start of the third one.
For my first layer, I cut strips of my ALREADY painted pages and assorted tapes and scrapbook papers and collaged them on. And then I brushed a watery titan buff over them to tone them down, so I could make the main images (the 3rd layer) stand out.
The final layer--
.....with some added touches--
And finally the mirror (with wax paper on top of it because you wouldn't want to see that scary reflection staring back at you) to finish it off.....
And another 6 x 12 canvas flipped over--
As you can see, I've been busy, and it's getting even busier. March is here!! Yay!--the month of Spring---new workshops starting up (I can't stay away from these things)---and getting out and enjoying the the change of seasons. Even though our Springs are mostly cold and rainy, it doesn't matter--Spring is on its way!!