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Afternoon Tea

By Trebeca04
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea "Afternoon Tea"
   This is my most recent mirror project. Titled "Afternoon Tea" because its petite size makes me want to raise my pinky while sipping my tea. The 7"x11" framed mirror found at my favorite thrift store became the perfect foundation for this piece. The ¾" thick frame is perfect for attaching found objects using small screws and nails. I first covered the frame using vintage Mc'Call's pattern tissue over green tissue, front and back.   The gold-tone embellishment piece on top is one half of what, I think, used to be a fancy 'letter holder'.  Thankfully it is made of soft metal and I was able to cut it in half and attach it to the wood frame using brass screws and silicone adhesive. Other embellishments include a brass butter knife, United Airlines wings, tiny 'milagros' and many other fun, bling-thingys.   (click on any image to enlarge)

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