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