I know I am not the most Steampunkish of all but it doesn't make me love it any less! Gears, clocks, keys, oh my! This is one of my first all out projects using a Steampunk theme. So let me show you, and I will tell you more about it as you scroll down! :)
I am entering this piece into the following challenges:
LESSology: Challenge: #19 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall--upcycled mirror
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Just Add Pearl--Perfect Pearl Mist and Pearls on the Butterfiles
So here is my mirror. Eek! I am so happy at how it turned out. The mirror itself is 14 inches long plus the frame around it. I upcycled the mirror. I bought it at Goodwill for $4-Score!! :) There is a mix of pictures taken from inside and outside. Experiments with lighting-what can I say? :)
Here's another picture of the mirror. :)
Here are the gears that go up both sides of the mirror. They are from Tim Holtz die cut. I painted them with gold dabber and then rubbed black stamp ink on them. Some have a little bronze distress stain.
Here is the right side. That pocket watch is Jolee's. Rubons are from 7 Gypsies and well as the hooks you will see. There's a lot of Tim Holtz Ideaology on here also. :)
I put a few butterflies to bring in a feminine element. For the butterflies I used music paper cardstock, Martha Stewart punch, Want2Scrap pearls, distress inks, Perfect Pearls mixed with water.
The hooks are from 7 Gypsies, the gear is from Bead Landing (the ones my husband bought me in my last post), and Tim Holtz philosophy :)
Here is the top of the mirror. The 3 men are one of Tim Holtz's stamp. I used black embossing powder than spray them with blue Dylusions spray. Then I sprayed Perfect Pearls Mist gold on them for some shimmer. They were very blue-so I added some bronze distress stain and some Perfect Pearls powder and water (gold and silver). Then I inked the edges so they would stand out. I used 3 pop dot squares stacked on top of each other (2 times) to adhere them to the mirror.
I air balloon is from Hampton Art. I stamped it on dictionary paper then mounted it on black cardstock. I sprayed silver Perfect Pearls Mist on it. The gears in the corner are rub-ons from 7 Gypsies.
Here is the bottom of the frame. The little light bulbs are actually burned out light bulbs from the microwave. The first time my husband changed the bulb, I said can I have that? It's really cute! It looks like he had to change it again, because when I found them there were 2! :) So they are recycled!
Here are my original supplies.
Here is the mirror painted white. I did a second layer but you could still see the old color come through. At first I wanted the mirror to be shabby chic and girly. But I couldn't get an even white all the way around and I am a bit impatient. I saw a Steampunk blog hop and I had my gears so I changed the theme of my mirror. Then I painted it with the Gold Dabber by Ranger/Tim Holtz. I took the top off and painted it with a paintbrush.
So here is another picture of my mirror (and me!). Thank you for stopping by! Until next time my friends...like what you see! :)