This post is about a technique I love, and I used it to make the angel-ornament of the mirror. Every fireplace deserve a beautiful mirror.
Start with something to eat, something which needs a new package to be opened, a package with a thin metal foil, like this. I collect these foils, together with other waste which might be useful for miniature-making in a box in my kitchen. Anyone reckognizes this? ;-)
Further I need my embossing pens and an nice ornament. I use a standard ornament here, but it could be anything: a beautiful relief on a winebottle, jewelry, etc.
Place the foil over the ornament and start with the largest embossing pen on the outside of the ornament, then the smaller ones for getting the details in the foil. Be careful, don't make the foil crack. Because of the bit of texture in the foil, it is quite capable to fit sharp bends, but not instantly.
I rubbed a bit of white paint on it, and cut the edges, and then took the ornament out, back into its jar for the next time or another project.
The foil-ornament can be bend to fit the shape of the mirror, unlike the original ornament.
The mirror itselve is made of mirror-pieces and wooden lathes. A bit of white paint and silver wax finishes it off.
I love this technique as it uses waste, nothing else, and gives such stunning results. The possibilities are endless.
I hope you find this useful too,