Recently introduced another friend to the bitumen thing, and we did mirrors. My friend is a great fan (get it!) of anything oriental, so a paper and bamboo fan was deconstructed, and some of the piece used, together with a few coins.
Here it is before any paint was applied. The fan sides look a little like chopsticks, and the mirror area is framed by 4 of the pieces that held the paper fan together. I like this idea of framing the mirror area.
After a few coats of paint, using black, with some red/brown and gold, to imitate an antiqued oriental finish ....
.....Koko ni aru
(I hope that means here it is, in Japanese!)
For my mirror, I decided to continue with my love of all things steampunk, but this time I did an all over blue wash, and then highlighted in copper with a hint of pale gold.
I also used more metal bits and pieces, plus a tiny face (can you find it!).
I'm probably all bitumened out now!