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Upcycle a mirror frame !

Good day to you all from me, Ellie Knol !
.. glad you’re having a look here!
I have a fun project for you today! 

When I found an old mirror frame in my (always growing) to-be-altered stash, I immediately knew I wanted to re-use it, with a purpose!
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 I chose for the lagoon color, as my daughter has a wall with this color in her new home.

Hope she will like it.

artanthology-groenzwart-spiegel-ellieknol-18Some detail of the embellishment with touches of color.

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LOVE the cracking, and added color of the Lagoon Velvet Dimensional Paint.
Also.. the black underneath the cracks, has a beautiful shimmer to it from the Black Leather Jacket Sorbet Dimensional Paint.

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Of course I’ve made a step-by-step with Snapguide for you! Go check it out!

Check out How to Recycle a Mirror Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to recycle an item, for a new purpose!

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Welcome Back

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Jules here.  School starts here in Florida in just a couple of weeks.  I know my daughter, who is a first grade teacher, is already hard at work setting up her classroom so I thought I would make a Welcome sign for her little students.

I started with 5×7 sheets of canvas paper.  I cut these into 7 banner shapes and edged them with my pinking shears.   I alternated three colors of the wonderous Art Anthology paints:  Velvet in Fiji, Sorbet in Vegas Gold and Velvet in Limeaid.  IMG_5493

For the first banner, I painted on the Fiji and then lifted bits of the paint with a textured paper towel.  This gave the piece a soft muted background.

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I pressed the lid to the Vegas Gold into a pool of the paint and used it to stamp circles on the background piece once it had dried.  Because I already had pools of the Fiji and the Vegas Gold on my craft mat, I painted two more banner pieces using different background painting techniques and “stamps” but retaining the same colors and shapes.

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I did two more banner pieces with the Vegas Gold and stamped with the Limeaid.

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For my last two banner pieces, I painted the backgrounds with Limeaid and stamped with Fiji.

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I used a textured sponge to apply the paint in this last piece and loved the look.

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I edged each piece with the stamp color, added the flowers and letters and mounted the pieces overlapping on backed black card stock.

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I hope my daughter enjoys her Welcome banner as much as I enjoyed playing with the wonderful Art Anthology products.

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PRODUCTS

Art Anthology: Velvet in Limeaid and Fiji and Sorbet in Vegas Gold

Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive

American Craft letters

Stamps: wine glass, pencil sharpener, lid from Art Anthology paint, small plastic cup, stamp pad containers.

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