Hi there everyone! Finally I am taking part in a Lessology
challenge HERE !! So often I see their challenges & want to play
along but time gets the better of me and, with all my other
commitments, I never get to it!
This month I just KNEW I could do it because I had this old but
pretty mirror already waiting in the 'things to alter' cupboard.
(Yup I really do have a 'things to alter' cupboard even though I
don't go in there often enough!) & I was happy to be able to
bring it back to life with a makeover!!
I had the perfect stash to transform it too!
After creating the canvas, 2 layouts and a card for My
Creative Scrapbook I STILL HAD SO MUCH LEFT OVER!
I knew that I could use it here & give this mirror to my
eldest daughter for her new apartment next year.
First I smeared on white acrylic paint, using my fingers,
to tone the 'bubblegum pink' down some. Then I got out
my hot glue gun & started adhering everything.
I used the Prima Packaging from the Vintage Trinkets (fussy-cut,
gessoed over & inked around the edges). After gluing those to the
mirror I started layering up my embellishments of Prima flowers,
Webster's Pages stickers (ribbon-cut into banners) & trinkets.
I opened up the Prima Soprano flowers that come as buds
but can be prized open to be flatter & reveal their yellow
centres. I always cut off the green florist wire stems, after
untwisting them, then I curl them around a thin pencil
and add them back in to my bouquets as sprigs of greenery.
I used the beautiful big Maya Road Vintage Edge 'Mums'
& inked them up with dark brown, to add even more depth,
then applied white acrylic paint to them aswell.
I added the dots using Ranger Liquid Pearls then sealed the
entire frame (not the embellishment clusters) with a matt
varnish. Lastly I tucked in the sticker sentiments & some
misted gauze to fill in the gaps.
I was amazed at how quick this was to create compared
to making a layout. This took me less than an hour!
Supplies List for Altered Mirror
Mirror - Mr. Price Home Store
White Acrylic Paint - Dala
Liquid Pearls - Ranger - Rouge, Flamingo & Cantaloupe
Multi-Medium - Matte - Claudine Helmuth Studios
Sentiments - Websters Pages Park Drive Stickers
Gauze - pharmacy
Mists - Pink Bubblebum (Tattered Angels)
Inks - White, Old Rose & Vintage Pink - Prima
Dark Brown - Color Box
Flowers & trinkets - Prima & Maya Road -
from My Creative Scrapbook Mixed Media & Limited Edition
Kits available HERE.