Monday, March 31, 2014

A GOOD Morning Mirror...

Good Morning Everyone! Lynne here today to share my latest re-purposed item with you... it's a colorful textured mirror to match my crackle-painted clock from my last post.  This mirror is going to grace the wall of my new creative space adding a great pop of color and reminding me that I LIVE TO CREATE!

I started with an inexpensive 8"x8" mirror from Ikea...

to which I added some texture using a stencil and modelling paste.  Because I was using the black framed mirror, after the modelling paste had dried I gave it a coat of gesso to make it all white, then I added the color. 

To achieve this lovely background I used two products: first my Tim Holtz distress stain dauber in Broken China, which I rubbed all over the white frame making sure to leave some white to peek through; 

then my Tattered Angels glimmer glaze in Emerald Cove and Blue Oasis, which I used as an accent color to enhance the blues and greens, this was dabbed on and rubbed in using my fingers.

Mod Podge and Susan's Live In Color paper line completed my mirror, as I happily cut and layered until I was done.  I am very happy with how this project turned out, and one of the things I love the most is that when I look into this mirror my face is framed by all those colorful flowers and that makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I am up to, and please do leave a comment if you like what you see!
Cheers (smile)
Lynne Mizera
Design Team Member

Products used on this project:
Susan K. Weckesser Live in Color cardstock
Ikea wooden frame (8x8)
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Cell Theory stencil
Golden modelling paste
Ranger Distress Stain - Broken China
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze - Blue Oasis & Emerald Cove
Plaid Mod Podge
Daler & Rowney Acrylic Gesso


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