Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Metallic Embellished Mosaic Mirror
This is my newest mosaic. It isn't what you might normally expect from me as it is more simple in design, but I wanted to experiment a little bit on this one.
As you can see from this first photo I have used a metallic gold paint wash over a sandy colored grout to bring out the richness of the gold streaks in the blue glass tiles.
I also used a gold framed mirror as the inset which I duplicated on the edge by trimming in wood and painting it with a metallic gold paint- full strength.
Here is a full view of it. It took me about 20 or more tries to get a good one of the whole mirror as you are reflecting back what is in front of it and it's hard not to get yourself and your camera in the photo. I also prefer something reflected instead of just leaving it blank. It seems to give it a bit more depth. So, if you have looked at all of my mirrors you have a pretty good idea of what my house looks like.
If you would like more information on this or any of my other pieces just go to http://www.memoriesinmosaics.etsy.com/ .