Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vintage Love Mirror with Tammy Tutterow



One of my favorite things to do in papercrafting is to take something not so pretty and give it new life using scrapbook products. I have had this ugly mirror in my stash for a while just waiting for the perfect paper to come along. When I first saw Glitz's Vintage Love collection, I knew I had found the right paper for this mirror!



I began by covering the mirror with Stripe from the collection. I added Tim Holtz Brown Corduroy distress ink to the edges and then stamped with the ink on the mirror randomly using the script stamp from the Distressing Stamp Set.



I accented the mirror with the heart diecut shape from the Vintage Image Whatnots and a few random pink Frosting stones.



For additional accents, I created canvas flowers from assorted papers from the collection as well as a few scraps from the Vintage Love Paper Layers set combined with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas. (You can see Claudine demonstrate this technique in this video on You Tube.)



Because the paper from the Paper Layers collection is very thin, I had a slight bit of residual stickiness after finishing the transfer. To remedy that, I dusted those flowers lightly with white Perfect Pearls which gave them a nice subtle sparkle.



To finish off the flowers and give them a bit of a worn and vintage feel, I frayed them slightly and brushed a bit of distress ink onto the edges.

13 comments:

Scrap Vamp said...

Way to go! I love the way you changed that mirror! It's absolutely gorgeous now! I love the Vintage Love line and you used it beautifully!

dannisdoodles said...

how absolutely gorgeous, loooove!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous Tammy!! I love how you made those canvas flowers from paper...I had no idea you could even do such a thing!

♥Lea

Lisa Andrews said...

Wow, Tammy, this is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

so pretty!!!!

nicole petersen

moralia said...

This is just stunning!! Love every little thing about this! Gorgeous!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow that is just genius! So pretty!

noel joy said...

oh my goodness, i LOVE this mirror. fabulous job glitzing it up!

Kay said...

This is amazing. LOVE the flowers, wow!!! They are so sweet and delicate. This mirror is SO beautiful!!
♥♥ Kay

leah said...

Gorgeous work, Tammy!

michelle said...

LOVE this! That striped paper with the script stamp looks FAB!

Laura said...

Yummy Tammy! I want that mirror! Love! Hugs!
xoxo

eMeLiNe Seet said...

this is so charming Tammy !! Love it :) !