Embedding is Easy
The back of a thrift-store hand mirror can be embellished with bits of costume jewelry. The adhesive can be heavy gel medium or any of your favorite, heavy-duty glues.
I have posted before about this method of altering objects. The covers of altered books are great for this technique!
|Texture is a good thing.|
See how I re-created the surface of the
vessel below at this link: http://mixedmediamanic.blogspot.com/2013/05/encrustation-and-embedding-in-artwork.html
|Creepy, right? Like Pandora's Box!|
Even a handbag can be collaged and encrusted.