This is an older project, but it's perfect for this time of year. Just substitute some newer supplies, or dig into your stash for the original papers used. Come on, you know you've been hoarding them!
Spring Blossoms Altered Mirror
Wooden frame mirror (this one is available at Ikea)
Twigs and Soar from Lily Kate Collection by BasicGrey
Chipboard Flower border:
Fancy Pants Designs
Bazzill Basics Paper
Queen and Company
Glossy Accents, Ranger
Decoupage glue (e.g. Mod Podge)
Craft Knife and/or sharp scissors
Prepare frame by painting with gesso. Allow to dry completely.
Tip: to avoid getting paint on the mirror, protect the edges with low-tack masking tape or painters tape. If any paint does get on mirror, clean immediately with a baby wipe
Paint frame with three coats of Anise paint, allowing each coat to dry completely.
your craft knife/scissors cut out designs from the patterned paper.
Measure the mirror to ensure the patterned paper is the right size, and
trim any excess.
a clean paint brush and the decoupage glue adhere patterned paper to
mirror. Once adhered, paint a layer of decoupage over the papers as well as the painted frame. This will act as a fixative as well as give a finished look.Allow to dry.
Stick chipboard border to frame, cutting off any overhang. In the center of each flower shape squeeze a layer of dimensional adhesive, and pour beads in. Allow to dry, preferably overnight. Decorate papers with silk and paper flowers, and rhinestones as shown.