Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mirror Mirror On the Wall

Mirror Mirror On the Wall, Who's the Fairest of them All?  Can you guess what the challenge is this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show?  The challenge is Ever After!  Doesn't that get you thinking of all the different stories, movies and quotes from your favorites?  I started thinking about who didn't get their happily ever afters because of their wicked actions.. My idea was inspired by the evil Maleficent in Snow White.
I wanted to use an old mirror as my base for my project.  We only have one handheld mirror  in the house.  I decided to go purchase a mirror from the dollar store. After finishing this project and working with the plastic frame I definitely would have created this from Chipboard and Heidi Swapp Mirrors. or Simon Says Plastic Mirror Sheet.

I started with a vision of doing a faux metal effect on the back.  I embossed the surface with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.  I knew the plastic was going to get soft on the frame but because of the quality of my mirror it got a little bumpy. 

Since the Faux metal was going to be an option I decided to use one of my favorite stamps and stamp it over the gold embossing.  I stamped the damask pattern using versamark. I sprinkled  black Embossing Powder and heated it enough to melt the embossing powder.  The uneven surface (from heating the plastic) caused the uneven stamping. I actually like the effect as it looks like she has been using her mirror for so long it has shown the wear on the gold.  I used a stazon ink pad to smear around the edges of the mirror to help frame it out. 

I ran into a problem when I turned the mirror over to emboss.  The frame holding the mirror in melted and fell out.  
To solve the exposed area I embossed around the edges of the mirror in the gap. There still was a gap and I decided to improvise with the black feathers.  In my story the queen had black swans and she decided to use their feathers to decorate her magical mirror.  I then set about glimmer misting my ribbon and my flower accents with Black Magic(how appropriate was the name of the glimmer mist!).  I had to answer the queen's question in the mirror. I stamped the princess onto the mirror using StazOn jet black ink.  I thought about coloring her but since everything else was in gold, black, and gray, I left her as she was.  Of course the queen was furious that the mirror did not select her!

Products:  Stampendous Daffodil GirlTattered Angels Black Magic Glimmer MistPrima White Soprano, Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, Stampendous Black Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design, StaZon - Jet Black, 
Versamark Watermark Ink

I hope you have enjoyed my magical mirror.  Come join in the Ever After  challenge for a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp:

Have a magical day!



  1. You certainly come up with some totally awesome projects Suzz. This is amazing.

  2. What a fabulous interpretation of the challenge this week Suzz, love your mirror. The stamping on the back is luscious and the image fits perfectly in the centre of the mirror. Love the added feathers too. Enjoy your week flower. Tracy x x

  3. Wow your interpretation for this theme! I love your little hand mirror and how you've finished it. The black feathers are such a whimsical and almost magical touch! Love your stamped image in the mirror. She's so lovely. Love the back of the mirror. It really does have that faux metal look you were going for. Beautiful job! <3 Candy

  4. This is just gorgeous! So very creative! Hugs, Robin

  5. Love the incredible antique look of the damask on the back of the mirror, and those gorgeous textural feathers are magical!
    Alison x

  6. Such a great idea for this challenge and I love how you saved it with the feathers, they are perfect here. The back of the mirrow looks amazing.

  7. How fun is this? My daughter would love it! Fab feathers!

  8. seriously clever and awesome!

  9. Cool project! I like how you embellished this mirror, perfect for the theme!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. You always have such wonderful and creative projects here. I LOVE that about your blog.. This really is an amazing project..


  11. Gorgeous Suzz, I love the magic mirror theme.

  12. This mirror is so beautifully done up! I like the feathers and that gorgeous image! Hugs, Sandra


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