Presenting, for your delectation and delight (hopefully) mirror number 2.
This was done as a boat warming gift for my beloved Bert of http://beardy-gnome.blogspot.co.uk/ for when he moves onto his boat and begins to live his dream.
I spotted the mirror itself in The Range and knew the sun design itself was a perfect choice. I then had to set about finding the right kind of ‘fire colours’ to bring it to life as I saw it in my head.
The spectrum noir pens seemed a little limited in their orange and red shades, but only in how the colours change so much on glass/mirror as opposed to paper, so I turned to Promarkers in the hope of 3 key colours to fill the gaps. I wasnt disappointed. I used Promarker’s gold, pumpkin, poppy and burnt sienna. The burnt sienna was a real surprise – it is a definite brown on paper, but on mirror it glows as a rich deep burnt orange.
And by a happy accident of how the alcohol ink dried on the glass it gives a great ‘flame’ effect.
I was quite pleased by how it turned out, but as with everything I make for other people I am usually very nervous about what they will think of it – but Bert seemed very pleased indeed, which made me very happy indeed 🙂
Anyway, here’s a picture of it – let me know what you think……