Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Pretty Mirror

A new month, a new challenge and a new DT Project for ALTERED ECLECTICS where, as usual, anything goes as long as it is altered art.  No cards, ATCs etc.

This month I've altered a very plain mirror which will hang in my office to bring an eclectic feel to the stark surroundings.  It would also make a nice present for Mother's Day or a special gift for a friend.

Apologies for the picture but it's really difficult photographing a mirror without getting the background reflected.  The best I could do was the arc of a ceiling light fitting.
I started with a really cheap £1.99 mirror from a local store and painted the frame with cream craft acrylic paint so it was a matt finish. 
Then I started to make all the embellishments for the frame.

This is what I used:
Cricut Create and Elegant Edges cartridge for the photo frames and Cindy Loo for the flourishes
 Crafty Individuals' Miniatures 'People and Places 2'
 Elements from Docrafts, Papermania 'Madame Payraud's
Distress Ink Seedless Preserve and Crafty Individuals' CI-017 script stamp for the white frames
Tim Holtz Stuff to Say sentiment stamp at the bottom
'Live Laugh Love' sentiment stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine stamp 
Crafty Individuals magnet 
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