Today I am bringing you an altered mirror that I got on my last trip to Ikea.. it is called the Malma mirror and is only £1.50 so it is a bargain well worth buying and saving until you fancy doing a project like this. It measures 26 cm square.
Here is the finished project
For the colour inspiration I used this mood board from The Mixed Media Place as my starting reference
The pink really jumped out at me as I wanted to hang it n my Grand-daughters room.
To start with I covered the mirror with Daler-Rowney Gesso and Texture paste using a Heidi Swapp Beehive stencil. I then misted it all lightly with some pale coloured mists.
It looked like this at this stage- I had wet a piece of Kitchen towel and placed this over the mirror while I worked on the piece to protect the glass.
I had also Gesso'd (is that even a word..lol) all the wooden and metal embellishments I was going to use for my first layer.. I then laid them on the background to start my composition with a die cut as my base for the clusters
Once I was happy with the arrangement I knew I would fill in the spaces with flowers and extras from my stash including the roses from the mood board.
Then I got messy with lots of ink and stains...(but first I added some cheesecloth under the die cut and clusters)
At this point I really wasn't liking it at also I knew I had to make it paler as it just wasn't hitting the right notes for me at all. That is probably because I'm not a really 'pinky' type of girl at all. I much prefer Turquoise blues..but I can't make everything turquoise and even though the mood board has turquoise in it, that wouldn't have gone in my GD's room at all! lol
So.. I started adding white acrylic paint to the whole thing. Some of the inks bled through the acrylic leaving it a much paler, prettier shade of pink and then I sponged Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Old Paper onto my craft mat and gently added it to the edges and the highlights of the arrangements and background.
Finally, to give it a little pizazz I added some Translucent Tattered Angel spray mist over the whole thing with a tiny amount of Tattered Anged Walnut Gold over the top too to give it a little sparkle.
Finally I am finished with it and happy.. I think it's just perfect for a little girls room don't you?
Here is the finished article again.
Do let me know what you think..