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Antique Hand Mirror

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Showcase your painting abilities with an antique mirror and FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paints.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Look at Me Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2924
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Ink Spot, 2 oz.
Item #2925
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Medium Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2927
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Sky Mist, 2 oz.
Item #2952
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

Other Supplies
Round brushes #4 and #6
Liner brush #1
Antique enameled hand mirror
Metal bow embellishment
Adhesive glue
Rubbing alcohol
Water basin
Paper towels
Paper plates or palette

Instructions

  1. Wipe the back of the hand mirror with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt or residue.
  2. Begin with the flower in the upper left. Using the #4 round brush, paint petals with Look At Me Blue. Begin your stroke at the outer edge of petal dragging to the center. Paint a second layer of smaller petals with Medium Blue using the liner brush. Then a third smaller layer with Ink Spot.
  3. Paint a second flower to the right of the first using the #6 round brush and with Medium Blue. Using the liner brush, paint a small second layer in Sky Mist.
  4. Directly below the two flowers, paint circular scallop strokes with Look At Me Blue. Layer Medium Blue on top in a smaller circle pattern, then Sky Mist to create a rose. With a liner brush, define the scallops with Ink Spot.
  5. Use the liner brush to create vines, outlined leaves and solid leaves. Use the opposite end of the paintbrush to apply dots. Refer to photo for placement of leaves, vines and dots.
  6. Paint three stems with Look At Me Blue going towards the handle of the mirror.
  7. Glue the metal embellishment over the stems with the adhesive glue.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.