With the blue scrapbook paper, use Mystery and Sky Color Pop Mini inks to stamp "Celebration of Simple" triangles. Stamp three in Sky and two in Mystery.
With a small brush, paint snow caps with Titanium White paint. Brush Primary Blue along right side of mountains. Cut out the mountain shapes.
Insert a scrap of cardstock onto the mirror to keep it paint free. Mix Primary Blue and Titanium White to make a light blue color. Paint frame front with the light blue mix, leaving the last fourth of the frame natural. Now paint the bottom fourth with Sour Apple. Paint sky area with Shrimp. Dry brush Canary on top. Dry brush light blue over the Shrimp and Canary. Lightly dry brush the remaining blue area with Shrimp.
Stamp on white cardstock with Mystery, using LeMason house and houses from the Tumbleweed House set with two clouds. Cut out the sun from Live In Color Tags sheet. Color stamped images with markers and colors of choice. Cut out images.
Use the Primary Blue and a cosmetic sponge to add a scalloped border with the Doodle Stencil.
Use Canary and dotted line with stencil to border the mirror. Stencil or hand paint a fence in Titanium White, Use the flowers from the Doodle Stencil with Shrimp and Canary in front of fence. Paint stems and leaves with Sour Apple.
Paint a thin border with Primary Blue around mirror. With Titanium White and cosmetic sponge, use sequin waste to lightly stencil over the light blue area. With an old paintbrush and Decou-Page, glue on all cut out images. Refer to photo for placement. Add painted butterflies with a small brush. Stamp HOME down left side of mirror with Mystery and a letter stamp set.
Paint all four sides with Shrimp. Add stripes in Canary and Sour Apple. Add detail lines with Primary Blue.
Darken the suns rays with coral marker and add dots to sun. With charcoal pencil, outline the houses, mountains, sun, clouds, and fence. Smudge these areas with a Q-tip. Also, outline the frame edges with the charcoal pencil and smudge. Completely coat frame front and sides with Decou-page. When dry, spray with Americana Acrylic Matte Sealer. Remove cardstock from mirror front.
I hope you enjoyed this project and would to see your version of "Exploring Our Backyard" using Susan K. Weckessers wonderful inks, stamps, and stencils.
Susan K. Weckesser products:
Mini POP inks in Mystery and Sky https://clearsnap.com/
Tumbleweed Houses, LeMason house stamp, Celebration of Simple https://www.unitystampco.com/
Doodle Stencil tcw stencils https://susanweckesser.com/shop/page/2/
Live in Color Tags, scrapbook paper
Americana multi-surface satin paints in Canary, Shrimp, Americana acrylics in Titanium White, Sour Apple, Primary Blue. Americana acrylic spray matte finish, Decou-Page matte https://decoart.com/
Zig Memory System Pens https://kuretakezig.us
Linen Blue scrapbook paper http://paperstudio.com
wood framed mirror (10" x 10")
Joyce Shaulis Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member