Monday, 3 May 2010

BIG REVEAL ....


This is the project you've seen bits of on my desk lately, now all finished, and if I say so myself I'm delighted with how its turned out! It's one of those 99p Ikea mirrors of course, and I took the mirror out of the frame while I worked on it. I gave it a coat of paint and then added Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen - if you enlarge the photo you'll see how satisfyingly crackly it turned out. Having had previous experience with this stuff I knew the little bits of paint would chip off really easily so I gave the whole frame a coat of Mod Podge. You can't really tell it's there but it seals it so that he bits don't flake.

Then I added the embossed/distressed hinges and keyhole, plus the various bits and pieces I've stamped onto good quality heavy paper and watercoloured using Distress Inks. Once the images were stuck I gave them a coat of Mod Podge too, just for protection. I love how this project turned out (even though it wasn't what I intended to do) and its now on the wall with the mirror stuck back in. Isn't it nice when you make something that you're REALLY pleased with??

9 comments:

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

wow beautiful, it was so worth the wait to see it! gorgeous!

we are working on the same thing this week......I to have an ikea mirror on my desk covered in paper!

hugs mandyxx

Kaz said...

It certainly is Rosie and quite rightly too, it's lovely. Love the way you've done it. I have a couple of those frames (which crafter hasn't ?) and am working up to it xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Rosie
its gorgeous, love all the elements especially the hinges and lock.
Christine x

Wipso said...

WOW. Thats really lovely.
A x

Linda said...

A fab piece of altering...great work!
And I keep forgetting to say.....I love your new photo!
XX

Alix said...

ooooh nice job, rosie~roo...where on Earth did you get the inspiration for that, i wonder? ;0)

xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

It is sOOOOOO satsifying. And of course, I'm as pleased as you are, it's fab! Would never have guessed that's what you were working towards though.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Rosie, really love this frame. I really love your blog and visit each week for Tea Tuesday. Sorry you haven't posted there in awhile, but I see you always play in WOYWW. Today (May 5) I am featuring your blog as my blog of the day. Thanks for having an inspiring blog. See you at WOYWW.

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely scrapbook pages, and your desk is quite tidy actually. Love your workspace.