Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Mirror number 2

A couple of posts ago I showed an ikea mirror I'd decorated on a travel theme; today I've got another mirror to show you. It's in a very different style to the last one - a bit of a shabby chic look.

I embossed some cardstock with embossing folders from the Tim Holtz damask and regal flourishes set. I cut into squares and glued to the mirror in a chequerboard pattern. 

I covered the whole frame with a thin layer of tissue glued down with a watered down mix of matt multi-medium, then painted it with Paperartsy fresco finish paint in London Night.
Once that was dry, I dabbed white paint over the raised areas and edges. Finally, I stamped a few words in white paint. 

My husband loves the last mirror I did, but isn't very keen on this one at all. Hopefully it's just a matter of taste - probably a bit too girly :0). I like it, but I'll be interested in what everyone else thinks.



  1. I love it. It is gorgeous. Brilliant and yet sooo simple!

  2. I love this, it's shabby chic but with an edge, not too cute or girly at all. I NEED to get to Ikea! x

  3. I love this mirror, especially it's distressed look and those great words!

  4. ooh I really like this, the distressed finish is great and the colours are fab jo xx

  5. Now that's a brilliant idea, to use embossing folders on the mirrors. I have a couple of those, waiting to be decorated, so might just try this - thanks for the inspiration.


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