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: