Fancy stuff

In my first post I mentioned and gave a peek at a mirror I was working on. Being an art teacher doesn’t leave a lot of room for outside creativity. I’m not forcing myself to do it, I’m more or less making it part of my schedule again. DCS begins tomorrow and my weeks will become even more structured. In conclusion, I sometimes will just get around to things when I get around to them.

That being said, it took some time to get this project done. Not only is it time-consuming itself but I was competing with my crazy work life. I made this mirror for a friend’s baby girl. Anna recently turned 1 and like I said before, every little girl needs something pretty. I began by painting the wood frame a nice quiet shade of yellow. Yellow is peaceful, bright, and doesn’t scream GIRL every time you look at it (something I admire). In between the painting and drying I searched through some glossy magazine discards for the perfect colorful little blips. I’ll thumb my way through the pages stopping when a color or small picture pops out at me. I use everything from celeb jewelery and details to logos and color blocks. I cut them out and affix them to tiny glass beads. When the glass beads are dry I use hot glue to attach them to the wood frame background. I attach a ribbon to hang and there you have it. The final product is beautiful and functional (and heavy). A few pictures to enjoy:

I incorporated Anna's name to make the mirror more personal.

I incorporated Anna's name to make the mirror more personal.

Detail shot: you can see the individual color blips

Detail shot: you can see the individual color blips

The finished product. Sorry it's sideways!

The finished product. Sorry it's sideways!

Advertisements

About repletewithclass

wife. art teacher. whirlwind.
This entry was posted in Wood craft and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s