It all started with a mouse - not the furry kind but the computer kind. It's been sitting in a drawer for almost 6 years so it was time to do something with it.
Since I was going for the steampunk, grungy, vintage look, I covered it in copper crackle. Then I spritzed with water, then dribbled black spray, letting it get into the cracks a little.
Then I added some more color with Fire Ruby wax from Art Alchemy.
I had this small little palette in my stash & picked out some paper from 7 Dots & cut it to fit inside the square. But that will come later.
I first need to embellish around the frame & add a little texture. Just enough for interest.
Then, let's paint it black. It's the perfect base for those Art Alchemy waxes!
After that was done, it was time to put it all together!
I added an embossed mustache to the mouse & Sari silk ribbon around the whole thing.
A quote, some washi tape, & a textured Architextures piece behind the gentleman adds interest as well as the outlining. And don't forget my gentleman friend!
It's got height and texture and technology - perfect for a man!
Hope you enjoyed it! Drop me a line - I'd love to hear from you!