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The look almost like glass and they have a merry plastic clink to them.
Here is how the glasses looked before and after melting.
Once they were cool I flipped them out on my work table. No, they
This turned out so pretty and was so easy to do!
Monday, September 6, 2021
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Broken Mirror to Painting Save
I saved this totally cool cracked mirror in its AWESOME frame
with spray paint,tissue paper, Mod Podge, craft paint and clear sealer.
Read on to learn the details.
I started out with a beautifully framed mirror but ended up
with this painting. How in the world did that happen?
It started out as a $9 Goodwill find with a gorgeous frame and a cracked mirror.
Four foot long and two and a half feet wide, it was perfect for our art wall, I thought.
What to do? The frame was still good. Why not turn it into a painting instead?
Can't fix the mirror so I figured why not cover it up?
I turned to my tried and true method for covering up and adding texture.....crumpled tissue paper and mod podge! I taped the crack on front and back with clear packing tape.
See how the tissue has dried to a nice pearly opaque textured finish?
Time to paint!
I knew I wanted something as a vivid blue focal point, so I began layering shades
of blue, lavender, teal, purple and black around a white circle. There is also a
bit of pink and dark green in there. The crumpled tissue really
grabbed the paint and gave this a nice interesting texture.
I knew I wanted a branch with a nest and some eggs and
here is how it ended up.
I like it!
I even used my favorite new paint tool, a Deco Color paint pen, to add some of the finer details.
The Welding Man likes it too. And you know what?
If I get tired of this I can always repaint it as something else.
I'm adaptable that way.
Here's a close up of the nest with four eggs since we have four kids. Sure, they're all grown and flown now but since we've moved we all live in the same town, how cool is that? We see them all so often that our empty nest isn't really empty after all!
Lovin' how this cracked mirror with the beautiful frame will look up there!
Saturday, August 14, 2021
I am always on the lookout for out of the ordinary planters and
I hate to pay so much for plastic planters in my garden.
But look what I made for my succulents this year.
The natural wood and the greens of the succulents are a perfect match, and it couldn't have been easier.
I made this out of a fire wood log from the building supply!
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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