We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Good company, scrummy food, and a dash of bitumen - another perfect recipe!

Got together with some lovely people on Thursday, to lead a workshop on creating a decorative mirror using die-cuts, embossed card, loads of paint, and a bit of bitumen.

Here is my mirror at the stage where everything has been adhered to the mirror, using mod podge.

After several layers of paint, and bitumen (most of which is removed with white spirit), this is my finished mirror.

I thought we would be having a short lunch break for a sarni and a cuppa - but a veritable 3 course feast we had (albeit a  healthy one)  - lovely homemade stuff - really scrummylicious.  So, our "short" break was a couple of hours!  And then, afternoon tea with cake!

I should have taken a piccie of the "spread", but I left my camera in the workroom.  I did manage to take one of some of the group.

Here we have reached the bitumen stage, which is a bit potent, so open all those windows and doors!

Another perfect day, and maybe the start of a new trend of Gourmet & Crafting Workshops!


  1. what a fab frame - a lovely to use up left over bits and pieces too.

  2. Looks like you all had a wonderful day, the mirror looks great!

  3. The mirror is wonderful but I don't think I'd like the aroma whilst making it - LOL