Framed floral border Mirror by Tracey

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Hello creative friends. 
Today I am sharing a project I made way back in November.

As this project flew off to That's Crafty! HQ for the December shows on Hochanda last year 
I thought the photographs taken would not be enough to share this with you all but last week I found some snap shots which I think will give you the idea of how it came to be.


Using three 8x8 grey board surfaces in the first I cut an aperture around the mirror 
with a craft knife. The second board the aperture was cut slightly larger than the last.

Layering up the frames and gluing onto the third board which acts as the back panel the mirror sits protected in the centre. The whole frame was painted in Ocean Multi-Surface Paint before the Flower Border stencil was laid on top and texture paste pushed through it.

When dry the stencil is laid back over the pattern and gold paint sponged over the top.


Blending over with Black Soot Distress ink helps to hide all those white exposed areas.


Splashing with water lifts off areas of the ink giving an aged appearance.


You can see just how it knocks back the colour here.


The mirror is glued in place using silicone glue and the last touch ups 
using gold paint are added. This included edging around the mirror 
both inside and outside the frame bringing it all neatly together.


A wire hanger holds it securely.
My stencil framed mirror is complete..


This is as much of a selfie as you get from me!!!

Apologies again for the photography
but I hope you can get the gist of it all.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead
Take care and I look forward to sharing more
That's Crafty! Creations with you again next Thursday.

Crafty Hugs
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard: 8x8 Rounded Corners
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Paint: Ocean - Metallic Gold
That's Crafty! Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Stencil: Flower Border TC8020
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Mirror to measure/Wire to hang

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27 comments

  1. Love how you have done the stencilling around the frame and hi-lighted it with the gold and black soot x Creative and fun project x

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    1. Thank you very much. It is the perfect shape and size for this sort of project and came to mind as soon as I saw the border stencil xx

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  2. A wonderful project! Those colours look so good! Chrisx

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    1. Thank you very much Chris, the colours really are lush together x

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  3. Tracey, this is gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial!!
    Lia xx

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  4. So fabulous and the colors are perfect Tracey. Great inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Many Thanks Autumn, those colours really are lush especially when put together xx

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  5. It is such a beautiful creation, Tracey. Your frame with the stenciled flowers, is gorgeous, and your technique absolutely flawless , which is not to be said about mine- so I so admire you for being able doing it ,so very fantastic and elegant. Also a great way, with the water splashing, lifting some color, and leaving the frame a bit distressed, which I find gorgeous. You are a so gifted artist Tracey- and such a good friend, too . Thank you. Hugs , Dorthe, xxx

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    1. Oh Dorthe Thank you very very much, really glad you like it. There is so much detail within the stencils it always amazes me how it leaves it's mark when pastes are pushed through them, they really do all the hard work for us xx

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  6. Wonderful work Tracey. Thanks for sharing your talent❣️

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    1. Thank you so much Melina you are very very kind xx

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  7. A stunning frame Tracey, love the colours, but I think you are mean not showing us more of your selfy lol, - I am all curious now!

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    1. I love those colours too, sorry about the selfie hee hee xx

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  8. A gorgeous frame, that gold topped embossing paste looks so beautiful and the Distress gives such a lovely tone to the paste too. Great selfie - lol! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne, I find distress ink my go too for hiding all those little imperfections.. It's very difficult to photograph a mirror without getting in the way just a little :)) xx

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  9. I love your stunning frame Tracey, so much yummy texture and could quite easily be on sale in one of those fancy high street boutiques!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. That's so nice to say Donna Thank you, the greyboard and stencil go so well together it's a great partnership!! xx

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  10. An absolutely stunning mirror Tracey. The stencilled detail looks amazing and the colours are so striking.
    Fliss xx

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    1. I love that colour combo, people will be getting very sick of me creating project with these colours hee hee!! Thank you very much Fliss xx

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  11. Gorgeous Tracey. I so love stencils they are so versatile and your choice of technique works so well. Love the colours too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

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    1. Thank you Angela, this project was a *Have to create* moment as soon as I saw this stencil, luckily I already had some small mirrors to hand. Happy Crafting xx

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  13. The framed stencil is stunning and the end result a real wow factor.xx [aNNie]
     ❤️

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    1. It is an amazing Stencil and I love how versatile it is a real bonus for us crafters when we have tools that work in so many different ways. So glad you like it Annie, Thank you very much xx

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