Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Try it on Tuesday - new challenge - 'Show us your metal'

Hi Everybody!
It's time for another challenge over at TIOT - 'Show us your metal'.
I altered a mirror from IKEA - I like to have things like this at home to alter.
I painted the wooden frame with silver metallic acrylic, sanded it off a bit, and then went over it with Inka Gold in gunmetal grey to tone it down. The 'metal' objects - some plastic flowers, a grunge-paper flourish, some shells and an angel soap left over from Xmas - were sprayed with  silver metallic, and then polished with the Inka gunmetal stuff to make them match. I fixed it all on with a hot glue gun - look, no blisters this time! The clear glass dewdrops were added as a finishing touch. I covered the mirror part to take the photos as I didn't want my face to ruin it. I just took the cover  off for the last photo to prove it is a mirror!






I am also linking to Simon says Stamp and Show, anything goes.

You have 2 weeks to enter the challenge, plenty of time to think up something metallic!
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by! 


31 comments:

  1. this looks stunning, I love the uniform look of it. So stylish and elegant.

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  2. Wonderful mirror, very elegant - you have really upstyled this! Hugs, sarah

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  3. Wow! this is fantastic Valerie. Love how you have altered these things and put them together, it works so well, plus I really like the glass dewdrop effect. Excellent. (I didn't realise it was possible to paint soap...they say you should learn something new every day, that's mine).

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  4. I didn't know it either - I just gave it a try!

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  5. A beautiful mirror, love it. Hugs Bee

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  6. Now that is beautiful Valerie! :0))

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  7. What beautiful embellishments Valerie and how on earth did you ever think to paint soap! Xx

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  8. Well I would never have guessed that was soap!! It turned out really well, amazing what you can do with a bit of a pint isn't it! Glad to hear you mastered the glue gun (GRIN) and I love the little dewdrops. Great project, hugs Cindy x

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  9. always amazed at what you can do with Ikea furniture, beautiful job! I'm thinking about my summer of color challenge right now.

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  10. Wonderful combination of objects Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  11. Hi there. Love this piece. Great gray color too. A little pink and it would be perfect for SOC. Have a wonderful day.

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  12. Beautiful finish on this mirror Valerie, love the embellishments you've used - love the angel, wouldn't think it was soap.
    Avril xx

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  13. I really like the mirror--it came out beautiful! I would never have thought to spray paint soap!

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  14. Hi Valerie, Love what you created with the Ikea mirror. Just stunning. You are one talented girl. I have also created with those mirrors. So many great surfaces from Ikea to redesign.
    Lovely gifts you sent to Diane for her birthday. So special just like you.
    Have a great 4th of July.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  15. This is just amazing Valerie--the glass dewdrops are an inspiration.

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. Stunning Valerie... and I just love the finishing touch of the dew drops/

    Karen x

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  17. Boah wow valerie,was für ein traumhaftes kunstwerk,der spiegel ist soooo klasse,der silberne engel und die raindrops sind genial,ich bin hin und weg davon.

    GLG Jeannette

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  18. Stunning Valerie, I love the dew drops, what a gorgeous effect it all went together so perfectly! Who would think to paint soap, and who would thing it would turn out so gorgeous! You are amazing! Thank you again for making my birthday so special. ~Diane

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  19. Just love the clear glass dewdrops really makes it pop, looks fabulous.
    Hugz, Z

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  20. A stunning piece Valerie, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  21. This is gorgeous - so grand and elegant. I want to learn how to do this!!!!! The glass beads are a wonderful design element Valerie - love it!!
    Sandy

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  22. Oh Yes! You have done it again. Amazingly delicious. LOVE! hugs, Donna

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  23. Loving your gorgeous mirror, such a fab transformation, hugs Annette x

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  24. Gorgeous piece, and great altering. At first I though the flowers were metal too, how very cool!!!
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  25. What a gorgeous mirror! I so love how you altered it with all those bits and the silver coloring is perfect! The glass beads are really cool! Enjoy the evening! Hugs!

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  26. Wow - super cool altered mirror - the cluster of metallic embellishments looks amazing!
    Alison x

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  27. Fabulous! Love your silvery sheen.

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  28. Oh how gorgeous! I just had to hop over for a look after reading your comment, I love the colours and your beautiful angel and shells and the dew drops are so pretty
    Lindsay xx

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  29. Yummy metallic accents! Beautifully done. Lovely touches with the dew drops too! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  30. This mirror is definitely perfect for altering and you really gave it a magical treatment - thus turning it into a metal treasure! Awesome!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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