So, I saw that Spellbinder's/The Gilded Life was having a contest and I thought that I would have a go at it. This is an area of crafting that is somewhat new and unfamiliar to me but hey! Crafting is crafting right? And I love to mess around with different pieces and parts of old new so I decided to have a try!
I scrounged around my house for a bit and came up with a small pile of broken or worn items....who knew I was such a pack rat? The first item that I found was an old hand held mirror from my mom's dresser. I remember she had a comb, mirror and brush set laid out nicely on a try on top of her dresser. This mirror has long ago lost it's brother brush and sister comb! The mirror itself was in fairly good shape although the back of it was missing all of it's decorations! Perfect item to alter! I also remember using this mirror as a child during games of dress up and make believe...sort of a fairy mirror that was a magic portal into another world....so, I decided that this "remade" mirror would become a true magical fairylike mirror! The products of The Gilded Life work perfectly for this type of idea and once I picked the colors of pink and cream I was off and running!-(crafting!). I decided that I would enter this into the category of "Home Decor" .
Here are pics of the items that I started with.....first of all the mirror!
No worries though!
I often change the color of my "metal" embellishments this way! After the fairy was fitted into the bezel I "outlined" the bezel with pearls. And more pearls. And even more pearls! I wanted an over the top look to this bezel. I also used Guilder's Paste in white to "age" and "frost" the bezel and the mirror.
Next the bezel was glued on and it along with the pearls around the mirror received a healthy "gilding" of magical gold and platinum Stickles! Then I added ribbons that I aged with gold ink and Voila! The Sugar Plum Fairy's Magical Mirror!
I am SOOOOO pleased with how it turned and my two little girls...(ages 24 and 21) are calling "dibs" on it already!
Thank you for stopping by thru this long, long post!