Sunday, 30 May 2010

Curious again?

Moira has kindly sent me pics of the mirror I altered for her as part of this swap :D

This is the back of the mirror - I printed a picture I found on the net on to a piece of canvas paper and coloured it with water colour pencils.
Inked the edges and stuck it down with glossy accents.
The mirror was painted with TH cracklepaint in scatterd straw then distressed with inks, metallic rub ons, distress stickles andanything else I could throw at it LOL
added lots of embellies like scraps of lace and metal embellies from my stash

For the front of the mirror I printed the Alice stepping through the looking glass in mirror image so that it was the correct way round on to acetate.
I tinted it with alcohol inks and found that because it was on a mirror Alice wasn't very clear.
I decided to print the image again on the canvas photo paper then cut her out and glued her on with more glossy accents.
I used loads of GA on all the lace pieces so that it was hard and added more embellies including clock hands, and a red crystal heart.

I used metal punches on the handle of the mirror then rubbed ink in to them to highlight the words "CURIOUS" and "WONDER"
added some more lace, a tassle from a handbag charm and two chess piece charms that I had coated in distress embossing powder :D

I'm pleased to say Moira loves it :D

Hugs'n'curious snogs,
J xx


  1. Wow, that's amazing! Such a lot of work - love all the little details.

  2. Julie, this is just stunning.

    Toni :o)

  3. Gorgeous Julie...x

  4. What a clever idea of yours Julie. It's so pretty. Love the little chess pieces - where did you get them? TFS. ~Glen~

  5. Love it. and I love your attention to detail.. on this and other things... Alice and tea pots and chess pieces etc.. really nice. Im wishing i had been in this swap and looking forward to the pocket watch one.

  6. Your mirror is lovely. I love Alice and all the fabulous Tenniel drawings.

  7. This is lovely. I adore the colour combo you've chosen to use

  8. Oh my wordy whats not to love .... truly gorgeous attention to detail x


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