Saturday, 28 March 2009

Mirror, mirror....

on the wall, who is the fairest of them all. What a wonderful line from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Tonight's theatre is not Snow White, but a lovely performance from an old friend of mine Here in her own words is what Caroline says about her altered piece
Hi...I'm Caroline and I've been stamping for over 20 years. I have my own range
of unmounted rubber stamps and card Cut-Outs.

Black mirror from Ikea (or plain wood painted black)
Piece of A4 paper torn into 4 bits
Daler-Rowney Interference acrylic paints: Blue, Violet, Green and Silver ( or Opalite inkpad Sterling Silver)
Black Crafter's inkpad (and heat gun)
Stamps from: Butterflies 2 Die Sheet DS120C339
Acrylic glossy varnish
Small butterfly mirrors (CaroLines)
Cover the central square mirror with paper.
Scrunch the paper pieces into balls. Use to stipple the paints on to the wooden part of the mirror. Use all 4 colours to completely mottle the surface.
When dry, randomly stamp the butterfly stamp designs over the mirror using black Crafters ink Heat to set the ink, taking care round the mirror part.
Apply 2 coats of varnish and finish by gluing on the small butterfly mirrors.

I have found the most gorgeous mirror in my favourite shop Heselden Hats,( an eclectic shop full of hats and bits and pieces) and am altering tomorrow, so will post later this week.
So the stage is set, and all you have to do is look in the mirror-lol, and alter it!
Just post your creations in a comment, and as always,
Keep Creating

1 comment:

Minx said...

Darn it, where did those 2 weeks go, i've only just finished altering my box which i'm just about to blog lol
But i do have such a mirror for this parformance too, i just hope the next 2 weeks dont go as quick lol