Friday, February 20, 2009

Dollar Find Friday (Maki- Mirror)

I am soooooo thankful that today is Friday!!! I can't even tell you how much I need a weekend. I have been sick for a few days and have been working overtime to get ready for Release Week next week. Can you believe that we are at the end of February already???? My girls have been passing a nasty little cold around too so hopefully we can all get caught up on some rest and just relax.

And now here is a gorgeous Dollar Find Friday project brought to you by Maki!

Happy Friday everyone! Today is my turn to show a Dollar Find Friday project. Every Friday, one of the TSG DT girls shows their altered project with an item that costs $1.00 or less.

I found the simple oval mirror at Dollar Tree and I like it because it can be come off from the frame easily. I decided to alter it with using the glass etching cream. It's a fun and easy technique. I strongly recommend to read the instruction on the bottle before start your project(s) to prevent accident(s).

Here is the list of the supplies for etching:
-Glass etching cream (I used Armour Etch and you can find at the major craft stores)
-stamps (Flowers of Friendship)
-Clear embossing powder
-foam brush
-ribbon (not shown)
-strong adhesive
- rhinestones (not shown)

1. Disassemble the mirror and clean the surface. For optional, I rubbed the surface with Embossing Buddy to prevent the statics.

2. Stamp the images with VersaMark and sprinkle the clear embossing powder on the image. Heat the embossed image with the heat gun and wait until cool completely.

3. With using the etching cream and foam brush, cover the entire surface evenly. Wait about 5-10 minutes and just rinse off the cream with warm water. The heated emboss powder should peel off at the same time. That's it! Your embossed images appears as non etched images :) (OPTIONAL)You can also -Stamp the images with StazOn with the etched surface.-Decorate with rhinestones, ribbon or paper pieces. That's it from me. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!


~*Joni said...

WOW! I want a Maki Mirror now!! This is such a beautiful project. Who other than your fabulous DT would have ever thought?! This tutorial is so user friendly that I can't wait to try it. What a great way to kick off the weekend. Thanks Jessica and Maki! I hope you feel better soon Jessica...

Christi said...

I want one too!! Do you know if she is taking orders? LOL This is absolutely amazing!!!!

Kelli said...

TOTALLY COOL!!!! I gotta dust off my etching cream and play....I had NO IDEA that embossing powder could peel off... imagine the glass plates.... Hmmmmmm.... Ghetto Christmas finery I smell a comin.... :)

Kim P said...

This is beautiful!!!

I just started a stamp club last night and said we will do 3D projects sometimes...I need to practice this technique so we can make a Maki Mirror!!!