Friday, 30 January 2015

Altered Mirror

Good Morning Crafters

Where has January gone?  
I can't believe that it will be February on Sunday.

Today we have a beautiful altered mirror tutorial by Amy.
Amy will now talk through her tutorial with you.

Materials used:

Wood framed mirror - IKEA £1.50

Embossing/texture paste
White gesso
Turquoise acrylic paint
Heat tool
Sepia ink pad
Black soot distress ink
Gold gilding wax



As soon as I saw this panel stencil, I knew it would fit perfectly on the IKEA mirror I'd bought ages ago sat waiting in my craft stash to be altered.

First I gave the mirror a coat of white gesso. 


Once dry I placed the meadow flower panel stencil on the frame & spread silver texture paste through it. It doesn't matter what colour texture paste you use as it will be painted over 



I reversed the stencil & repeated the technique on the opposite side panel of the frame. I continued to do this until the design was all over the mirror, masking & allowing drying time in between.




Next I added a coat of gesso followed by 2 coats of turquoise acrylic  paint. 


I squeezed a small amount of both gooseberry fool & blueberry ice inkadinks onto my craft mat & added a bit of water then applied it as a wash all over the mirror with a brush. 


I carefully heated the embossed areas with my heat tool to allow the paste to bubble slightly to add a bit of texture & also to dry the inkadinks.



I blended brown ink & black soot distress ink in random areas on the mirror frame & then replaced the stencil & applied black soot to the embossed flowers & leaves. 



Finally, I applied gold gilding wax, lightly at first with my finger, & then I  concentrated the wax on the flowers, leaves & edges of the mirror.



That's it, ready to hang on the wall!.

Doesn't this look fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by Today!

9 comments:

  1. absolutely stunning - will be trying this xx

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  2. Stunning. I have two of these mirrors too and am soooo tempted to alter it, love the effect you've achieved on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is stunning Amy, gorgeous colours. Carol x

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  4. Gorgeous, great effect here, beautiful, X

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  5. This is gorgeous and a great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.
    Mags
    x

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  6. Oh my goodness Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fantastic stencil you used and the finished mirror is stunning... Anne x

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  7. Oh my word! this is fabulous, thank you so much for the tutorial

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  8. OHHHHHHHHHHH I love these frames, such a wonderful finish...could not chose a favourite if I tried, thank you for sharing the tutorial, hugs xxx

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  9. Amy, this is so wonderful!! Lovely texture effect

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