Monday, April 5, 2010

Project: Fairy Mirror

A while ago I had purchased a plain wood mirror from IKEA, I wasn't quite sure how I would alter it but I bought it anyway. So, when Easter was approaching, I thought to make a fairy mirror to give to my niece as a special Easter gift for her new room. Here it is!
 First of all, I chose my least favorite cheap Penguin paperback, tore a few pages in pieces and colored them with distress inks.
Then I covered the wood with Claudine Helmuth's Matte Multi Medium and put the pieces in place. Then I coated it with another layer of the medium where I had added a drop of Tattered Rose distress ink so as to have a lightly tinted pink glaze.
I had already colored with my copics some fairy images I found online
I also added some stickles, accented the edges with the Pumice Stone distress ink and then adhered them on the mirror. Then I covered the lot with another coat of the Matte medium where I had also added a drop of pink distress ink. The execution was somewhat cumbersome because the brush left pink streaks on the images, next time I will use a Making Memories foam brush instead.
Then I added some random splashes of glitter on the mirror and adhered the embellishments: I made the little pink blossoms with heating with my heat gun some round pieces of pink tulle so as to have this effect.
I had already stamped the butterflies on a clear acetate sheet and colored them with my copics, I adhered them on the mirror using Ranger's Glossy Accents, I also covered the top of the body with it and before it was all dry I sprinkled it with glitter.
Last step, I colored the plain chipboard letters with distress inks, I also sprinkled them with glitter and adhered them on the mirror with foam squares.
A trully fairy mirror, fit for a little fairy princess!


  1. WOWZA!! I want to just say that I LOVE this piece, and the coloring you have for it is just P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!! Great job!!

  2. wow!A really great work!Well done!! I love fairies!!

  3. the fairies!! so much so i have quite a few cross stitch patterns...which I will never get around to of course!! LOL

  4. A beautiful and creative way to decorate this mirror. All the images are so sweet. ~Chelsea

  5. ο καθρεφτης εγινε τέλειος!! με πολύ νεραιδόσκονη!!!

  6. Beautifull!!!!!!!
    I am in love with fairies!!!!!

  7. τελειος ο καθρεφτης.. πολυ μου αρεσε το κολαζ που εκανες! υπεροχο δωρο..

  8. Υπέροχη δουλειά!!!!Μπράβο σου!!



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