Marie Antionette is this week's prompt for Mixed Media Monday. I really (really) struggled with this one and did not know until today exactly how I was going to tackle the challenge. Visions of elegant cakes, blue feathers and over-the-top furnishings swam through my head. I wanted something glamorous and glittery and when I stumbled upon this black-and-white graphic of a bed worthy of a queen, I knew I had found what I was looking for. I decided to try and capture an intimate peek of Her Boudoir.
This was created on what was once an old family mirror. I finally managed to "steal" it from my Mom (after years of begging) a while back and shortly thereafter, broke the beautifully antiqued mirror that was it's centerpiece. Tail between my legs, I pulled the frame out of it's hiding place this morning and created this 5 x 7 piece in an attempt to win my Mother's forgiveness. . . Dramatic sigh . . .
I began by adhering some handmade background paper to a piece of balsa wood. I then added more bold color with acrylic and stamps and bubble wrap. All images are from The Graphics Fairy and were cut with Cutter Bee scissors and a craft knife. It was given a wash of Diamond Glaze (for a lacquer-like finish) before adding glass glitter to the bottom of the picture and a single Swarovski stone (surprise, surprise) to the top of the bed. Further embellishments were some gold thread, blue feathers (from one of Kendra's barrettes) and a Swarovski button. The last detail came in the form of a tea-dyed tag with a scripted M.
Thank you for looking! I'm eager to see what everyone did with this beautiful challenge. Oh, and Mom, this one's for you. Literally.