Friday, 28 August 2015

Lavinia Mirror


Hello crafters, hope you're all well.

Sorry it's a quick post this week, I've been away on business for a couple of days.

So I took one of the lovely wooden mirrors (they don't seem to be on the website at the moment) and masked the mirror section with tape.  Then painted the wood with  white Gesso.  It didn't take very long to dry but I did use my heat gun to help it along.

I then made myself a couple of hills and valleys by tearing paper and used the brayer to spread some light blue acrylic paint ensuring it was dry after each coat.  As you can see the colour graduates up and lightens.  I then took one of the Creative Expressions Smoothies to dab on some Stonewash distress ink to darken the edges of the frame.

I used the following Lavinia stamps and Versafine and stamped my images.

*Sorry these aren't on the website at the moment

I then stamped some of the images again using the stonewash distress ink, (other distress inks are available on the website).

I then decided it needed a little bit of sparkle so added the Stripped Silver Sparkle on the inside of the mirror.  (Really sorry folks but I can't remember the name of this lovely embellishment I only know we used it a lot at Christmas, here's how it comes)

More sparkle was added to the fairy wings using Stickles Diamond.

Well that's it sorry not many photos I didn't think you would need those as you're all experienced stampers :o) 

Here's a couple of close ups and the Mirror again.

Thank you for dropping by again.  See you soon
Love Jan -x-


  1. Love how you created a scene around the mirror, it's all very delicate, lovely!

  2. This is just lovely! A fabulous scene and I love the delicate background. xx

  3. That's gorgeous! Thanks for the fun challenge and gorgeous DT inspirations too Karen x

  4. Jan, this is so pretty. A lovely scene & the subtle colouring is perfect.

  5. I love this project Jan, the light and shade is lovely and such a delicate scene, beautiful xx


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