Welcome to the Hotel California....

Hello my friends!  We've got a new challenge at the FB group Mix Up That Song!  This month's song is Hotel California by The Eagles - make a mixed media project using it for your inspiration!

I did a vinyl record incorporating the line 'We are all just prisoners here...'

I wanted to try something different and wasn't sure it would work - but it did! While concentrating my heat gun in one area, I pressed a resin face piece into the underside a couple of times so it looks like they're trying to get out! And I used a small awl in a couple spots that looks like maybe some fingers trying to claw their way through. I added some ragged stenciling- maybe more scratches from the prisoners? - and tied everything up with rusty wire and a chain.

I also curled down the top edge - it's amazing what you can do when the vinyl is soft and pliable! 

I hope you'll join us for the challenge this month - maybe make a vinyl creation of your own!


  1. So cool! Love
    the faces coming
    out, great cover.
    Carla from Utah

  2. What a great experimental result! Love your take on the song. Thanks for sharing at Dream In Darkness.

  3. Wonderful project, I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  4. Beautiful creation ! thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges.


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