Thursday, 4 August 2011

bonjour amour mirror



I have been trying to use some of my cupboard full of alterable stash so decided to alter this mirror this morning. I have used old papers, collage images, pastels and paint from tester pots..its all sealed with pva glue. I have been painting the rooms with tester pots trying to decide what colour the room is going to be..I painted a small portion of one wall last night but it looked grey when it dried so glad I hadnt bought a big pot of paint! My sons were really funny in the paint shop this morning as they kept bringing me huge pots of bright red and green paint as I am trying to look at restful colours!!! I havent done any challenges for awhile and over at Theme Thursday its Paris..so be sure to look at all the other entries too..

16 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful project!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Love the mirror!
Red and green hmm? Not really your color of choice for a wall or 2 is it?!
I hope you find the color your looking for, keep us posted would love to see the end result.
I had to tackle 2 dark blue( and i mean DARK)walls last year, fun fun fun i can tell you. have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing,
Andrea.

Miss Iowa said...

Great job on the mirror! I have a drawer full of alterables, too, that have been waiting patiently...

Sandy said...

Oh what a beautiful mirror Lorraine.
Absolutely gorgeous. I love it.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

So I'm not the only one with a cupboard of things to alter, including an ikea mirror, lol. Love what you've done with yours :)

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful work, Lorraine! Love it!

LynnF said...

Fabulous work, Lorraine! You'll have a great piece for your freshly painted walls!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Ooh nice, Lorraine. I would like to hang that on my wall! xox Corrine

Mary said...

I know that feeling Lorraine I seem to acquire so much stuff just waiting to be altered.This is great by the way .

Dream With the Fishes said...

Hi Lorraine! Great to see you again! This altered mirror came out so nice! I have a whole stash of stuff laying around the house that I've been meaning to alter forever. You know, nothing is trash to collagists, right? So I certainly can't bear to part with any of it, even though I don't need 20 of everything. HA! Anyway, it's so nice to see your work. It's so gorgeous (I am going gaga over all those beautiful items on top of your blog page!) and it totally inspires me to get cracking on altering some of my stash!

Sid said...

Lovely frame Lorraine !! Cheap way of getting loads of acrylic paint ....using tester pots.

Sheilagh said...

Beautiful:)

I have EIGHT of those mittors languishing in a cupboard waiting for inspiration to strike. I think you may have woken it up:) Thank you.

Sheilagh

artistamyjo said...

What a beautiful creation and so nicely completed.
Hugs

Grannie Annie said...

Fantastic artwork Lorraine what a beautiful creation...bravo!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful mirror! Great details and technique!

Linda said...

You did a wonderful job! I also have that mirror...waiting to be altered :-)