Friday, August 10, 2007

How to Make An Altered Mirror with Digital Art that Will Inspire You Daily

Do you ever start your day with a sense of dread about going to work, or all that needs to be done?
Janet Lawrence, a contributor to the Scrapbook Dimensions 16-Month Weekly Calendar for Scrapbookers shares an adorable altered mirror that she made, and shows us how easy it is to make one for yourself too. Just imagine checking your makeup or hair before you walk out the door, and be reminded with this inspirational message:
"Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly."

That would be sure to start your days off in an up-beat way!

Featured Reader: Janet Lawrence
(originally posted on Nov. 10, 2006 with permission)

Project posted with designer's permission

Janet's instructions:

The base is an mdf circle from Lowes.
I painted it black and I glued a piece of digital paper on 1/4 of it then glued a round mirror in the center.
I used some pearl ribbon around the mirror to finish it off.
The rest is just some ribbons, game pieces and misc.

Supplies used:
Digital Products
Alphabet is from Miss Mint at Peppermint Creative
Digital paper is my own design
Doll part by Maya at Scrapbook Graphics
Dress, hat and wings by Hope Wallace at ScrapArtist

Additional Products
Dream Big is a Dymo label
Square M is a vintage game piece
Prima flowers w/mini brads
Chipboard M and washer word from Making Memories
Flower was purchased at Craft Warehouse
MDF round from Lowes
Mirror from Dollar Tree (in their candlescaping dept)
Pearl ribbon from JoAnn

Keywords: Altered, Home Decor, Hybrid

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Anonymous said...

I think your mirror is great, I love it. But instead of buying the circle of wood, use an old 33 1/3 record album as the base.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh! it IS a mirror!! I thought it was a disk as in a cd disk... lol Ive got disks on the brain at the moment cos i have a stack of old ones to "do" something with...
Anyway this idea is great!!! I'm off to see what I can do with them..Maybe messages on them and stick them around my bathroom mirror...
thanks heaps!!!