Friday, April 22, 2011

Home Decor blog hop

Welcome to my blog. I am participating in Faith:  http://faithfulecreations.wordpress.com/  Faith's Home Decor blog hop. Gill:  http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
The above is the blog that you should have arrived here from. Your next stop should be Tiara:  http://imacraftysista.blogspot.com/

This is the project I created for this hop....





This is a wall mirror. I started with an unpainted wood mirror. I used two coats of gesso on the mirror frame to start with. I then added a coat of light tan acrylic paint. The feathers are torn napkins. I applied these feather napkin pieces with US Art Quest matte PPA. I inked a tag with brown ink and stamped the words on the tag. The words are from stampscapes. I stamped an owl image by stampabilities onto a piece of bristol board with black memento dye ink. The owl is colorized with Prisma color pencil and blended with Gamsol. I attached the owl with the PPA. I adhered pieces of sawed twigs that I purchased at Wal-Mart. When all the pieces were attached to the frame I brushed the whole thing with PPA.  I went outside my house and gathered fallen twigs and tied the together with african jute and then hot glued them to the frame. 
I had purchased the mirror awhile back and just had not worked on it yet. Faith's blog hop inspired me to get this started and finished. 
Leave a comment and become a follower. This will give you a chance to win some blog candy from me.


Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

35 comments:

Gill McCall said...

what a really cool project. thanks for sharing

Linda Dale said...

lovely project. Love the detail

Vicki said...

wow, this is gorgeous! :) love it... only 7am and i'm already so inpsired. Do i have to go to work???

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

awesome details! love this mirror!! new follower!!
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Misty said...

Stunning! Love the napkins & all the details.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Bonita Rose said...

beautiful project!

Trisha said...

This is a fabulous frame. Amazing work. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Omg I love, love, love it

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

What a beautiful project...way out of my talent zone, but gorgeous to look at! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Shannon_Corbin@live.com

Jenn Roseman said...

I love it!!!!!!!!!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Lori you are truly a nature lover--and so natural at working with the elements.

Michelle said...

What a nice mirror. Great idea.
Thanks for the chance to win too
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
I would love it if you would also visit my blog too
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Erin Wooden-Nagy Independent Crafter said...

Resourceful and beautiful, TFS!!

Lori Comeau said...

Hi, Great project. I'm a new follower and will be back to check out your other projects. I'd like to invite you over to my blog to have a look around.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

silvia said...

Fabulous mirror!!

BunnyFreak said...

Awesome mirror. Can't believe the feather are napkins.

anitaandbugs said...

I love your mirror----great project!!
TFS,ANita

Jess said...

Love the earthiness of what you used :)

VinDeeLoo said...

Very nice.

VinDeeLoo
www.vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

lovescrapreflect said...

awesome projects calebwmartin@yahoo.com

Diana said...

What a cool way to frame that mirror. May have to give that a try.
Thanks
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Anna said...

Great frame.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I'm a follower.
anndowdy at gmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

very cool project, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

stampinlara said...

really really cute! Thanks for sharing.

hopping along!

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

thekolbes said...

Holy cow that is awesome. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

faithfulecreations said...

SHUT UP!!!!! MY GOODNESS!!!!! The amount of detail in this mirror is incredible. I love the quote about nature too! SOOOOOOOOOOOO wonderful!!!!!! Thank you for hopping with me!

Stephanie said...

What an awesome project! Love the embellishments!

scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

ScrappinAnn said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
i am a follower.
Ann
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com

iluvkatie74 said...

Beautiful job on the mirror.

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

Ola said...

Amazing... I love all the details!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Terri Sproul said...

great project. I love PPA from UsARTquest. I was on their Design Team...

A Scrap Above said...

WOW.. This is amazing! I love the whole outdoors feel this has.

TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your decorated mirror.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Anniebee said...

This is really pretty! I'd love to make something similar for my dear BIL for his study. Thanks for the inspiration.

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