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What's new, Bill?
Last update 4/16/2010
I am very excited to be a sponsor for this great event! To find out more about one of Michigan's best parties, click the link above.
All sales are now being handled through my Etsy shop: www.splendidfish.etsy.com
I've added a new section called
When I create a new piece
Don't forget to click on the BLUE WORDS anywhere on this site to enter
Been eyeballing that $600 eight inch quartz crystal ball long enough? Sick of staring into the dregs of somebody's teacup looking for little pictures? Can't remember the Major Arcana, to say nothing of all those sixes and sevens of everythin? Maybe it's time to try a Black Mirror.
Despite the cool sounding name, a black mirror is not evil. The name simply describes what it is - a mirror which, unlike regular mirror which has a silver coating behind the glass to reflect light, has a black coating behind the glass to absorb light. So instead of looking into the glass and seeing your bad haircut, you end up looking deep into the mysterious land of mystery.
For this project, I recommend that you create your own designs. If, however, you don't feel up to it, here are a few designs you can download and use (click on the blue words):
A picture frame with glass
Acrylic paint (you can use acrylic craft paint from Walmart, acrylic art paint, house paint, oil paint, enamal - whatever you have handy. Just don't use watercolor or tempera paint. It won't stick to glass).
Here's the one I'm using - it's a 5 x 7. you can use any size you like, but I find the little ones to be handy, and they're much easier to hide from the inquisistion when necessary.
The little green tag in the bottom right says $5.67.
If you're really crafty, you could make your own frame out of air hardening clay, but you'd need a piece of glass to fit into it.
if you buy a frame, get one you like - wood, plastic, silver, with puppy dogs on it - you know, whatever.