Beach Mirror

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the Makin's Clay blog

I've created a beach inspired frame to remind that the beach life is only a short drive away.

Makin's® Clay - Earth Tones, Black, White
Makin's Professional® Cutting Mat
Makin'sⓇ Push Mold - Sea Shells
Beacon Adhesives - Tacky Adhesive
etchall® etching creme
Proxxon Delta Sander
Plaid Paint

I began by sanding the frame with the Proxxon Delta Sander to smooth it.

Next, I painted it with Plaid Paint in White, Blue and Grey to create a beachy feel.  I used Tacky Glue to adhere some mesh around the right side of the opening.

To create the etched mirror, use etchall® etching creme as follows: 

Die cut letters from vinyl using a die cut machine and place them on the mirror.

Use etching crème and cover the entire mirror.  Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes.

Remove the etching crème and put it back in the original container.  Since etchall is reusable, it should last for some time.  It will turn a darker color as seen in my pictures, but the color change has no impact on it's use.

Finally, rinse the mirror to remove residual etching crème and then remove the vinyl letters.  Buff dry with a paper towel or soft cloth.

Create shells using Makin's Clay Earth Tones clay and a push mold.

Adhere the shells around the mirror using Tacky Glue.  Once dried, I spritzed the frame with Tattered Angels spray mists.

For more details on this project, please stop by the Makin's blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.


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