February 10, 2008

Collaging

I use this tray (acquired from my sister-in-law, Kathleen, at one of her fab sales) on my coffee table ottoman as a place to set drinks or anything else requiring a hard surface. I've been thinking about collaging over the top of the mirror because let's face it, a mirror on a horizontal surface is a dust magnet, and I do not clean as often as I should.

Years ago I was a collaging fool. Everyone I know received a collaged birthday card; I plastered pictures on old suitcases, and randomly covered surfaces I found wanting. I found a file of scraps I had saved from the formerly fabulous Victoria magazine, and some cancelled stamps from a recent Etsy purchase from Turkey and decided to attack the tray.

But first, a quick message to the Etsy forums: can I decoupage on a mirror, and do I put the Mod Podge on the surface first, or just slap it over the pictures? (My memory, sadly, is not what it used to be....) Answered within minutes (I love the forums) and started gluing.

Ok...so I forgot how hard it was to keep the bubbles out! I like it better...I think.

9 comments:

XUE said...

Hi there! Thank you for coming by my blog. I'm new to etsy & blogging so I appreciate each views. I like what you did with the tray. And Kathleen's house is amazing considering she has 3 kids! - xue

Lava Jewelry said...

How cool! It's great to be able to find a use for things like that. It came out nicely. :)

Hey Harriet said...

Looks rather cool to me! I'm in awe of anyone who can decoupage because I've never been able to grasp it. & believe me I've tried! Don't get me started on BUBBLES! Aaaarrrrrgh! ;)

Cicada Studio said...

Excellent, you did it! Looks great. When's tea?

Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

That looks really, really cool. Especially since it's personalized with your own stuff. I think you should continue with the "collaging fool" quest. You'll have so much fun with it!

Joanna said...

Very nice! Definitely an improvement on the mirror...

Auntie Joy said...

very nice my friend!
JOY!

between the worlds said...

your mirror looks great! glad you had fun with it- Glimmering Prize-
ps
your office looks FANTASTIC!!

Regina (Lexi) said...

Looks great!