I am so excited to be here today and thrilled to tell you that I am the Guest Creative Guide at A Vintage Journey for their current challenge THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, hosted by the lovely and talented Julia.
I knew the minute I heard the theme, that I wanted to do something related to mirror in Snow White, so I pulled out some pizza boxes, lots of Tim Holtz products and came up with this. I hope you enjoy my gothic version of THE EVIL QUEEN'S VANITY!
The four corner adornment pieces were molded with crafter's clay and antiqued with Tim Holtz paints Black Soot and Tarnished Brass. The gemstones were tinted with alcohol inks. The charm is from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology and I stamped the sentiment with an alphabet stamp then covered it with UTEE and cracked it.
For the bottles I used the Tim Holtz faux cracked glass technique and alcohol inks to colour it. The feather is from the Sizzix Feather Duo die set. The scroll was crumpled up, stamped with Ranger Coffee Archival ink and the script stamp from the Urban Grunge stamp set. I rolled it around some toothpicks and glued spacer beads to the ends.
My Gothic Evil Queen vanity started off as a pizza box, like many of my projects do. For the inside of the vanity, I painted the cardboard with a combination of Tim Holtz paints Fired Brick, Pumice Stone and Aged Mahogany. I used the Gothic stencil and some texture paste to apply the pattern and covered the paste with Ranger clear embossing powder while it was still wet.
After the paste dried, I heated up the embossing powder and used it as a resist so I could attack my panel with sprays and keep the texture paste white. I used Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain and Tarnished Brass until I got the look that I liked.
The pillars were made with little boxes folded from the pizza box and some Kraft paper wrapped around my Swiffer handle!! Some crafter's clay moldings and waxed cord for texture. The flowers were also made from Kraft paper, coloured with Fired Brick distress spray and cut with the Tattered Florals die.
The leaves were cut from Tim Holtz's Garden Greens die and coloured using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss distress ink sprays. The pillars were highlighted with Tarnished Brash around the molded areas.
The mirror frame was cut from Tim Holt'z Ornate frame die and I used the distress glitter technique with Tarnished Brass glitter and Black Soot distress ink to give it that aged metal look. The letters are made from coated metallic paper, covered with UTEE and cracked when cooled. A little Walnut Stain was dropped between the layers and allowed to pool. This is the same technique that I used for the glass in the mirror.
I am entering my Evil Queen's Vanity into the following wonderful challenges:
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.