Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Mexican folk art

I have a real love of Mexican folk art. I recently made this piece using Loteria (kind of like Mexican bingo) game cards. I took an unfinished frame, painted it red and put on a crackle finish. I topped that with a coat of black paint, but it didn't come out distressed enough looking for me, so I sanded it as well. After that, I decoupaged some of the game cards to it and outlined them with glitter. I'm really happy with the overall look. (the yellow in the center is just an envelope I put over the mirror as to not get flashback when I took the pictures)