Monday, 7 March 2016

Mixed media mirror frame


I have been working on a mixed media mirror frame for weeks, trying to make the decision of what is going where!!
Am I the only person that faffs around, for so long, before I will commit myself to sticking things in place?  I hope I'm not!

But at last, I have finished it!! I now need to step away and get on with something else.

I used relief paste through two different stencils,  to get some texture directly  onto the frame.
Haven't used this stuff for ages and thoroughly enjoyed playing with it again. It was actually a glitter paste, as my other paste had gone solid. Yes, it really was that long ago!

 It worked well and was easy to put on. I left it to dry overnight and then painted it with chalk paint.
I really like the matt effect this gives and it covers so well. The glitter in the paste gives the surface a slightly rough texture , which is great. I then used a silver inkpad to highlight small areas.

The small flowers and butterflies are from ArtCuts and  I made  the big flowers myself from muslin fabric.
These flowers are brilliant  to make while watching television, and once I started I got a bit carried away.
Need to find a home for the others I have made now!!

I  was so excited that I had actually completed the mirror, that I rummaged around to find another chunky frame, that I have had in my stash for years. You know how it is!

I have started to cover that now with different bits and pieces, but it is going to be covered with black gesso, for a different look.
 How long it will take me is anyone's guess!!

Anyhow, thank you for visiting.

 Have a good day.


  1. It's absolutely gorgeous Carole and I love the colour you chose. All your elements are superbly placed ;-D LOL and the sparkle paste is a very pretty backdrop. Speak to you soon. Chris x

  2. Well done Carole!!! I am sure we talked about these before I moved!! It was well worth waiting for as it is gorgeous and my fave colour. Love the design and embellies. Hugs, Carol S.xx


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