Hi everyone and welcome to my first post of September. Our DT theme for this month was a beautiful selection of pastel colours. I'm very much a shabby chic/vintage girl so the colour palette was perfect for me.
I decided to alter a vintage mirror.
I started off by giving the silver mirror a coat of Gesso to prime it. I then gave it 2 coats of pink pastel acrylic paint. The distressed effect you see on the handle is Rub 'n' Buff.
I downloaded the pretty vintage lady from the internet and then used some Prima Tea Thyme cut off's to frame her on the mirror.
I decided to try and experiment a bit with hand dyeing lace and the selection I got in my pack was perfect. I cut round the edges of one of my doilies and created a trim. I then used the skin of n avocado and boiled it for 15 minutes. Place the lace into the mixture, boil again for 25 minutes and my cream lace is now a beautiful shade of dusty pink. The colour will vary depending on the fabric that you use. I love the effect and will definitely be trying it again. I finished off with some Prima beaded trim and some pretty pink ribbon from my pack.
Hope that you like my vintage altered mirror, see you later in the month.