MyMelissa's Crafting Adventures

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Altered Tin Framed Mirror

Originally posted on November 10, 2008
Stamped images © of Stampin' UP!
This mirror allowed me to disassemble it... nice... I didn't have to worry about little accidents on the tin frame.

Centering the image... Before disassembling, I used a dry erase marker to trace just inside the opening where my image would be stamped. It comes off in a flash!

Directly on the mirror...

I stamped the main image and let it dry. I sponge daubed around the main image to the outer sides of the mirror with White Staz-On. I then smooshed the mirror in to some UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and heat set it and then let it cool down. I used Versa Mark all over the front of the cooled image, smooshed it into the UTEE again and heat set it. As soon as the mirror cooled, I assembled it and called it done! It is not completely smooth, I wanted that old time look where the glass wasn't so uniform and perfect.

Total time was probably about 15 minutes of work, not including the cool down times.

Simple, fun, easy, and oh so pretty.

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