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!
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
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. You can download it here: Gossip Pattern
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!
I used a variety of bright metallic acrylic paints to fill in the color on my gossipy birds, and outlined them in black metallic.
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!
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.
The mirror now has a life of it’s own. A true piece of gossipy art to go along with my Gossipy Paisley Chickens.
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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