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Tutorial: Mirror Frame with Time Gone By

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Carole made an absolutely stunning altered mirror (using a mirror from Ikea) and the new 'Times Gone By' collection and we thought we'd show you how she did it! Read on to see her instructions.

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"I started by printing one of the design papers onto Sheena stamping card, and then cut it down to size so it would fit inside the frame. I also cut an aperture so it would sit around the mirror in the middle.

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Although I didn't intend to paint the frame, I sanded it lightly and put a coat of gesso on to provide a surface for working onto.

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I wanted the edge of the frame to stay black, so stuck masking tape all the way round to protect it from the glue and paper that I wanted on the top.

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I printed 3 papers onto Satin Finish paper, and then tore them into pieces.

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Using Mod Podge, I started with the plain reddish paper on the edge (this one was created using the colouriser on the CD) , then I used the yellow, then the patterned one.

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I didn't go too far in, as this would be covered with the card frame I cut earlier.

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Once dry, I sanded around the edges to remove the excess paper that was hanging over. I also inked them with Black Soot DI. I did forget to take a photo of the next stage which was to use some of the small stamps from the 'Shall We Dance' and 'Time Flies' sets to stamp around the edges. I used Black Soot - and removed some of the ink onto copy paper before stamping it on.

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The frame was distressed around the edges - using my Tim Holtz distresser - and inked with Aged Mahogony DI.

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The flowers are also printed from the CD - and inked with Aged Mahogony. The leaves are cut with Die'sire Leaf 1 and 2 dies.

The images used are from one of the Card Companions - and I used some large, dark red pearls to finish it off."

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