Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mirror Mirror On the Wall.........

Hi folks! it's Toni here and I'm sharing a little Halloween themed canvas. We never used to pay much attention to Halloween when I was growing but it's now big business here in the UK. Last year was the first time I'd hosted a Halloween party for some of my nieces and nephews. It was great fun and I'd love to do the same again this year ! With that in mind, I've made a start with this home decor piece. This canvas board measures 5" x 7" and is just a nice size for a quick make.
As usual, I started off by giving the board a quick coat of gesso. I then used  Wendy Vecchi's Yikes....Stripes stencil with Black Soot Distress Paint and applied the black paint with a blending tool.
Once this was dry, I added some further stenciling, using a Tim Holtz 'Shattered' Layering Stencil. This time. I used  Black Soot Distress Ink so that it was a little more subtle. I also blended some ink around the edges and used a heat tool to set it.
I die cut the mirror frame using an Alterations Ornate Frame die. I used black card and then applied Distress Embossing ink and clear embossing powder. I adhered a piece of mirror card to the back. It was difficult to capture the shiny effect in a photograph, without getting a reflection of me and my camera !
 I created a little shelf underneath the mirror by adhering several strips of dimensional tape on top of each other. I then covered the tape with a strip from Tim's Industrious Stickers.
I made a little flower arrangement in a small glass vial and adhered it to the shelf and also the canvas. Not sure that flower arranging is one of my strong points ! To finish off, I added some die cuts of ivy from the the Spring Greenery Sizzlits Die. I cut these from manila card and coloured the leaves with Distress Inks, before giving them a coat of clear embossing powder. A little Ideaology Number Plaque and a die cut glittery spider were the final touches. I'm really quite pleased with how it's turned out. I hope the children will like it!x
If you'd like to have a go at something like this you'll find some of the products I've used in the lovely eclectic Paperie store. Just click on the links below and you'll be transported straight there. 

6 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

SPOOKTACULAR, Toni! LOVE the shine from the clear embossing powder! LOVE the mirror, frame, and shelf you created! GREAT Halloween decor!

Julia Aston said...

what a great Halloween decoration Toni! love the stripes, the mirror and sweet little shelf holding the bottle and rose - so fun!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Toni ! Love the mirror and the spider is giving me the heebie jeebies ! Sue C x

Buttons said...

Superb Toni! Love the eerie elegance of this. I bet it will be a big hit. Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful make, love how you did the mirror with that little shelf, very clever!

Redanne said...

Wow Toni, what a fabulous make! I don't like spiders but use them all the time at Halloween - love how you used this scary one!!