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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Was it really...

...that long ago???

Having watched "Sir Tim" (Tim Holtz) on QVC the other day reminded me of a fab altered item I did at Artbase...what I hadn't realized was that it was way back in August 2008 - just where has the time gone.

Well it seems like these are very popular again at the moment with examples on Tim's blog and on air during the QVC craft day so I thought I would dig mine out and share it with you all once again.

The base was a fairly cheap wooden mirror that was stained using a walnut colour paint dauber. Then a selection of chipboard squares & rectangles were painted with Ranger crackle paint (limited to three colours - green, brown, blue) and covered with matching distressing powder before inking them to give an aged look. A selection of clear squares & rectangles were stuck to patterned papers using glossy accents - then cut out. These were all then arranged and stuck to the mirror frame. An assortment of charms and other nic-nacs were fixed at random to finish it off.

I so love this mirror that it has hung in my hallway since the day that it was brought home............................

2 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Ooooo its lovely :D
I'm not suprised you are so proud of it :D
J xx

rebekah22 said...

It's gorgeous. Not surprised it went straight up on the wall :)