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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

' One for the Boys ' - A Small Demo

Hi, as some of you may know I run an Altered Art Group for the over 60's and some of the ladies have physical problems due to old age.  The eldest member is 90 and she has a wicked sense of humour.  We all agreed that presents for men are not the easiest to make and the ladies wanted to make something small, so this is what I came up with.........
I had bought quite a few of these Mirror Picture Holder Magnets from The Range when they had a sale.
The magnet is on the back and the picture of your choice just slips behind it.
This is what I used to alter it.................plus a picture from a Crafty Individuals Pad and a Rubber Stamp which I coated with Black Paint Dabber.
Then just added a Silver Crown which was dabbed with the Gold Alcohol Ink and Black Stones.  So its easy peasy and fun to alter and takes no time at all.

The Mirror is made of Acrylic so it won't shatter if its dropped and the pink you can see is the reflection of my fingers when I took the photograph as the mirror still shines through the inks.
Am happy to say the ladies thoroughly enjoyed altering these mirror frames.

I had hoped to get this posted yesterday but blogger just wouldn't load the pictures.  Thank you for calling in and hope you like this simple and cheap way to alter something.   Take care and will see you soon. Hugs Annette xx

60 comments:

Helen said...

What a great idea - and it looks amazing.

Carol Q said...

your picture frame is just gorgeous Netty.

Suzi B said...

Love the colours Netty.. I could do with joining your group.. I bet it's wicked! lol
Suzi B xx

Laura said...

Fantastic!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Beautiful Netty. A great project and your mix of colours is gorgeous. I bet your ladies loved this.

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is beautiful and you'd never know it was simple or cheap to make! I bet your ladies had a fine time in your group. Brilliant! penny

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Annette. Fabulous project. I bet you have a lot of fun with the ladies when you all get together.
Regards Florence x

Sandy said...

Netty wow this is amazing.
Absolutely stunning work- Love them. xoxo

Sue said...

This is brilliant Netty, I love it. I want to come to your class too!! x

Sharon said...

Netty this looks absolutely fantastic! Great effect on the frame and love the vintage image! Great idea for a man!!

Doreen said...

This is amazing Annette and such a good Idea.xxx

craftattack said...

Great idea Netty! Valerie

Von said...

Owwwww that's a lovely little make I will have to keep my eyes open next time I go to the range :)
TSF Von xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this frame Annette, the colours are great.
Kevin xx

laurie said...

this beautiful,, really pretty.How clever,

Joanna said...

Such a lovely classic feel this has :) LOVE it! xoox

art2cee2 said...

Fantastic idea...you are so right, not many things to create for the men in our lives

Rachelle said...

Beautiful! I love the depth of color you got!

Suze Bain said...

A great little project, and I bet your class is great fun. xx

Jingle said...

Netty, this is really great!

Fuchsia said...

Stunning Frame Netty !
and you are perfectly correct men are very difficult lol

Rosietoes said...

What a fab idea. No wonder the ladies enjoyed themselves. It looks great.

Edna x

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

this is beatiful Netty. cool picture frame. love your colours, super dessin.
Lobely greet Marja

JeanFB said...

What a fabulous piece, and a perfect project for your ladies! I love how you can still see the reflective quality of the mirror through the inks - it looks gorgeous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a wonderful project, great idea and yours looks stunning!

Meggymay said...

Now this is a super idea, its a fantastic frame. Sounds like your group are having a wonderful time. Yvonne x

Wanda H said...

This is way cool, Netty!!!!!!!

Faye said...

Netty, this is an exciting gift for a male. You are so clever to dream this up for your ladies. It is beautiful while still being definitely manly.

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

Thanks Netty, great idea and so gorgeous! You look too young to be in an over 60 group!
Chris xo

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just an amazing piece! I love what you did with this.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love ~ so creative ~ and what a great gift! ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Daniele said...

I bet you all have a great time in the class, a giggling bunch of girlies.....lol, love the frame, the colours are great
hugs

Brenda Brown said...

I love it Annette.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous ! I bet your ladies loved your class and although am under 60 i would love to join in, bet your lot are really naughty especially with you leading the pack !

Marie

Linda64 said...

Thank you for great tutorial... The frame looks gorgeous. Hugs

Annette said...

The frame is so pretty and who would have thought what it was in the beginning. Over 60 ? Hummm I bet I would fit in there quite nicely and good to know that at 67 I have a bunch of wild gals. You just amaze me girl. xo

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Annette, the black paint on top of the AIs is amazing. The texture looks incredible. Great project!

Linda Cain said...

OH! I LOVE this! Fantastic work!

~Linda

Kim B said...

So very cool!! Just like you! I hope that I am as cool when I am your age. I had no idea about your little group. Thanks for sharing. Big Hugs, Your blog friend, Kim

Lisa Somerville said...

How cool - love your altered mirror!

2amscrapper said...

This is a terrific project, Netty!

Nicola said...

This is great I think it turned out lovely!! How nice that you run a creative group like this!!!! Great work and I love the colours of the frame :0)

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty.love the striking colours :D

xx coops xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is stunning! what a gorgeous frame you created!

Linda R. said...

Oh my sweet friend that is so cool. I just love it.. That sound like a great class.

Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

Very cool alteration! Love the colors! Sounds like a fun group, too! lol!

RobanStudio said...

Very cool Nettie! I bet the group is a hoot to participate in. The frame is lovely and a great idea for a man.

Kristin said...

Well this is just the coolest project ever. I LOVE the marbled effect and the picture is just perfect! No, I did not know that you hosted an altered group for over 60's - it make me love you even more ;)
xoxo

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! this looks just gorgeous! great idea for a gift.

Candy C said...

Hi Nettie!! I think it is so neat that you run an over 60s art group! I hope to be doing that too someday! :) Your altered frame is way cool and I'm sure the ladies loved making it! <3 Candy

Terry said...

What a fun time this had to be for the 60 + club! Fabulous altered frame and the colors are so perfect for a guy! Love this!

johanna said...

so cool and clever! love how it turned out!

Heidi said...

It looks amazing!
Great idea:)
Have a lovely weekend, hugs:)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Netty, Gorgeous work, love the way the paintings have progressed and your mirror frame is stunning no wonder the ladies liked it, hugs Gay xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous piece of art, it looks really gorgeous.

AngelaC said...

An amazing piece of art Netty - you are so clever! By the way, I love your bottle cap girl in the new Craft Stamper.

Kazza said...

This looks fabulous Nettie. What a great idea - i adore the effects you get with alcohol inks. Xx

Andrea C said...

WOW this is WOW xx

Shar said...

Stunning!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous piece, I love the beautiful colors the mirror produced!