Thursday, 18 August 2016

Textured Mirror by Laura


I think everyone has an Ikea mirror lurking somewhere! I’ve got several of them as they are great for trying out new techniques on.




I started by spreading the crackle paste through the Dinky Abstract Stones Stencil with a palette knife. I started in each corner and then worked my way around. In some places I waited for the crackle paste to dry before doing the next section and I made sure to turn the stencil, so the pattern was random and not uniform.

When the crackle paste was dry and cracked, I painted the whole of the mirror in Cobalt Turquoise Hue. I only wanted this colour to show through in some places (particularly the deeper cracks), so I then started to dry brush the other Media colours on randomly, building the colours until I was happy with the result.








I really enjoyed the colour building process of this project, as I wasn’t really sure what the finished piece would look like and it turned out to be a nice surprise!


Products Used: 


Ikea Mirror
DecoArt Media Paints - Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Carbon, Black, Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Red Iron Oxide

9 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous Laura and those paints really do give an amazing effect, so shimmery and show up the texture perfectly.
    Fliss xx

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  2. Gosh, doesn't it look like leather! Lovely xx

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  3. I've seen this in real life and I still can't believe it's not leather, it does look sooooo realistic!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. Wow Laura - looks like a very expensive moc croc leather! FABULOUS! j.

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  5. Brilliant Laura! You might be surprised to learn I am the person who doesn't have an IKEA mirror
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. Corking mirror gorgeous effect love those mirrors for playing with

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  7. Laura, this is incredible! The depth to the texture is sublime.
    I do have one mirror but saving for a rainy day because I'm unable to make a journey to Ikea, it is so far away.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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