Start the Gossip! A New Free Pattern from the Sitcom!

My new pattern, available to Sitcom readers is called “Gossip“.  This pattern can be downloaded for free and made into a multitude of gossipy projects, including the mirror painting below.  Art with a bit of gossip thrown in!

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I have been holding onto a thrift store mirror for quite a while now, just waiting for the right idea to come along.  And after creating my latest pattern called “Gossip”, I finally had the just the project in mind to bring this old mirror back to life!

For this project I used:

Thrift store mirror
Gossiping Birds Pattern (see link below)
Fabric Marker (any color)
Metallic Acrylic Paints
Lime Green Spray Paint

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This old mirror had seen much better days.  I loved the texture of the frame, but wanted to modernize it and make it fun. That is where my “Gossip” pattern came in.

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I began by enlarging the pattern onto my mirror.  I found that fabric markers will make a great line on the mirror that can easily be wiped away with a damp cloth.

Since it can be difficult to transfer a pattern onto a mirror, I used the method detailed in my How to Enlarge a Pattern tutorial.  This method enabled me to enlarge the pattern right on the mirror.  It was now ready to paint!

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I used a variety of bright metallic acrylic paints to fill in the color on my gossipy birds, and outlined them in black metallic.

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In fact, these birds came to life so quickly, I was just sure that the subject matter had to be about my Sponge Bob T-shirt. Paranoia was setting in!  Blah-blah-blah!

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Fortunately, I have a few insiders checking out the conversation for me.  They will let me know later, I’m sure.  Otherwise, I just might have to paint a piece of tape right over their mouths!  Payback.

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The mirror now has a life of it’s own.  A true piece of gossipy art to go along with my Gossipy Paisley Chickens.

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The final touch was to spray paint the frame a bright lime green.  A perfect contrast to my chatty friends.

Like the pattern and want to share it with your friends?  Please feel free to pin it on Pinterest!  A free pattern with a bunch of gossip thrown in!

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  • Mary May 11, 2013, 2:30 pm

    love, love this idea. I am painting mine on glass from a frame , then using almost the same colors. My new guest room needs just that pop of color. One can also draw on glass with dry erase markers. They was right off.

    • Susan Myers May 11, 2013, 10:23 pm

      Hi Mary!

      Would love to see your project when it is complete! I’m so glad you like the pattern!

  • Tracy May 10, 2013, 4:35 am

    Oh! This is great! Just perfect for an idea that was only half formulated in my mind. Thank you SO much, for the pattern and for the humor you bring into my life in your blog.

    • Susan Myers May 11, 2013, 11:07 pm

      You are very welcome! I’m glad I brought a smile into your day! The gossiping birds are kind of a take on Ladies Night Out. Ha!

  • Sherry P April 19, 2013, 3:12 pm

    Love Love this mirror. I love birds and I love the colors you used! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Susan Myers April 21, 2013, 12:17 am

      You are very welcome, Sherry! If you decide to make something with the pattern, I would love to see it!

  • Paula April 19, 2013, 1:55 pm

    wow this is sharp, love the colors, so bright, and love the frame painted in that colors really brings out the birds !!!

    • Susan Myers April 21, 2013, 12:18 am

      Thanks, Paula! I probably got carried away with color, but it works well with the frame. It should brighten up my craft room!

  • Susan April 19, 2013, 7:34 am

    Way too cute! Thanks for the pattern and sharing your process with us! Love the finished product! Way to go. 🙂

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