Friday, September 27, 2013

Decorating a Mirror using Mix Media

Hello Everyone!!
I am sharing a project today, which I forgot to share on the blog :) Today I want to show you how to create a simple Mirror using various techniques using Gelatos®,Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, PITT® Artist Pen, Gesso, Gel Medium and Glaze.
It's really fun playing with all the various products and experimenting ways to combine them.
Here's a photo of the finished project:

This is how I created it:

 I applied Gesso to the wooden frame and let it dry.

 Then, I rubbed  Gelato all over it and blended it using my fingers.

Next, I stippled some Gesso onto the stencil using the stippling brush that comes in the Tool kit.

Stamped the Girl images onto a tissue paper and let it dry. (it takes a while to dry!)

Adhered the images onto the base using Gel Medium. It gives a matt finish.

Next, I colored the images using various colors. To make the girls pop, I made a shadow effect using the grey Gelato. All these various mediums blend beautifully. Love this quality of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products!

Now I rubbed some Gelato over the stencil and blended it using Gesso, which gives a soft look and a bit of dimension too. Beautiful effect and texture in real life.

Stamped the sentiment and other images. I doodled a bit onto the edges to define them.

Once finished, I applied a layer of Glaze so nothing will get smudged when you touch it.

AND!!! The finished mirror is ready to be decorated in my daughter's wall. Hope you give some of these techniques a try :)
PS. if you don't have a mirror, you could also create a photo frame using these steps.


Gelatos® (Aqua Dolce, Squid Ink, Banana, Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, Guava, Lavender, metallic red)
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Greens, Black, Reds, Neutrals, Yellows, Cobalt Turquoise, White)
PITT Artist Pen (Black)
Gelatos® Tool Set
Stamp: Penny Black (Hello Gorgeous), Unity Stamp Company (Fashionistas - Roxanne, Fashionistas - Anastasia, Empowered words)

I am leaving to visit my family, so as I wrote before there wouldn't be much happening here but I have some exciting news coming soon :) Can't wait to share!!!!


Lindsey said...

An amazing project, Isha! Thanks for sharing how you created this. Enjoy your visit home!

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Suman Pandit said...

Awesome project,Isha!! so colorful and trendy, apt for a teen's room !!

Mo said...

Wow... Isha dein Spiegel ist genial geworden, deine Tochter freut sich bestimmt riesig darüber!
Ich habe mir bei Margaretha auch ein paar Gelatos bestellt und möchte sie nun ausprobieren... Woher bekommt man denn die tollen Stencils (zB mit den Sternen) die du benützt hast?
Alles Liebe und eine gute Zeit bei deiner Familie! Wir haben noch eine Woche bis Schulferien sind...

Rachel said...

very beautiful project! i love seeing your steps through the process. the gelatos look so good!
-Rachel w k

Lisa H. said...

omg! this is FANTASTIC!!!! looove it all.