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Sunday 5 June 2016

Stencil Sunday #49 + June Mixed Media Challenge

Good afternoon all.

Time once more to inspire you with a mixed media project using stencils over at STAMPlorations. Thanks to all of you who entered last month's challenge.

I've upcycled a mirror this month. Eldest had made this many moons ago and when I found it during a bedroom clean out I decided it needed a makeover! This is how it started life (excuse the reflection!).

After masking off the mirror I coated it with several layers of gesso, then used the Honeycomb Delight Reversed stencil with Black Lava textured gel on each of the corners. The project then sat unfinished for several weeks!! To finish I painted with red acrylic paint....this was when things started to go wrong and I lost some of the black from the stenciling. To fix this I repositioned the stencil before using versamark to ink and heat embossed with black EP. I'm not happy with the finished colour but couldn't find a Liverpool red in my stash...will have to remedy that!!

I hope you can pop over to the challenge to see my teamies projects this month, you won't be disappointed.


  1. Stunning progect Carol...
    Hope you are well X
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  2. A stunning make-over Carole. It looks beautiful. Barbxx

  3. Your mirror looks fabulous Carol, a great makeover.

  4. great work Carol - looks fabulous x

  5. wow what a transformation xxx

  6. Looks fabulous x

  7. It looks so pretty and I remember going through a mosaic phase lol! Karen x

  8. What an amazing transformation Carol. It looks SUPER. Thanks bunches for such wonderful inspiration. j.


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