I started with an inexpensive 8"x8" mirror from Ikea...
to which I added some texture using a stencil and modelling paste. Because I was using the black framed mirror, after the modelling paste had dried I gave it a coat of gesso to make it all white, then I added the color.
To achieve this lovely background I used two products: first my Tim Holtz distress stain dauber in Broken China, which I rubbed all over the white frame making sure to leave some white to peek through;
then my Tattered Angels glimmer glaze in Emerald Cove and Blue Oasis, which I used as an accent color to enhance the blues and greens, this was dabbed on and rubbed in using my fingers.
Mod Podge and Susan's Live In Color paper line completed my mirror, as I happily cut and layered until I was done. I am very happy with how this project turned out, and one of the things I love the most is that when I look into this mirror my face is framed by all those colorful flowers and that makes me happy!
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