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Shabby Chic Hand Mirror, by Natassa Blazaki

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Shabby Chic Hand Mirror, by Natassa Blazaki

  Natassa Blazaki       2018-03-21       0 Comment

Hello everyone!
I wish you all have a Happy Spring Season! Today I’m sharing a project full of flowers and romance, inspired by the beauty of Nature at this time of the year.
I was given a hand mirror – as a gift – ages ago. Not that it wasn’t pretty, but it is the time had come to be revamped!
Since I had to deal with non-porous surfaces like metal and glass, I chose to work with Vintage Paints which have an excellent grip and beautiful coverage.
I used Charcoal Black for my base coat.

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For my next layer, I  went for a light color. I applied a coat of Milk color of Vintage Paint. When that was dry, I used the dark paint again to do some dry brushing in order accent some details and give a distressed look to my surface. After that, I went over some areas with Gold Patina.
For the green leaves, I did some random spraying on 200gr copy paper, with Glossy Ink Sprays in green and purple and then cut the leaves with metal dies.

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I used paper flowers and pieces of gauze to embellish the mirror frame. To create a more subtle look, I brushed the flowers with White Gesso, and then I sprayed with Glimmer Sprays in Pearl Red and Gold. I also mixed some glass beads with White Gesso and placed them here and there, to add a bit of texture.

I hope you like it and get some inspiration for your springtime projects.

List of Materials

Vintage Paint colors Charcoal Black, Milk

White Gesso

Mixed Media Glossy Ink Sprays

Pale Green, Eucalyptus, Light Violet, White

Mixed Media Glimmer Ink Sprays colors Pearl Red, Gold

Patina Gold

Glass Beads