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Wednesday, 15 January 2014


I bought this mirror way back in mid November with good intentions.......eventually a week or so before Santa was due I thought of a Dear Friend who I felt would love it but well it was just a bit too plain and though she dislikes fussy it needed 'jazzed up' a tiny bit, without that printed machine production line look, which I am sure we all hate.

After sanding it lightly along the false grain, I took a stencil from my stash (Oh! Memory is failing me a little...guess I am gonna need to start keeping notes lol!) Strangely though I recall next picking out of my box the lovely flowers from Sweet Lilac which adorn the project  mmmm well they really do add that bit o' class to it.

With Versa-mark I stamped through the stencil and gently dusted mica powder over the area, repeating this a section at a time. I glued the large and small gems in place with hot glue. Then glued silver organza ribbon bows to opposite corners and added the flowers on top.

Finally, I masked the mirror and sprayed a gentle coat of Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine.

I made a shallow tray from hammered 12x12 white card to present it in.

Recently, knowing that before Christmas I had completed this project, I was further inspired when another crafter Karen Clare also used the Ikea Mirror for crafting, but alas a bit more professionally than myself. I recommend you pop over to see Karen's work with these and please note that she will be running a workshop on 26th January using these.

I feel another wee trip to Ikea is needed.

Happy crafting folks... and Thanks for popping in.

Bye for now

Krafti Karen x