Try It On Tuesday, it is time again for us to alter something, to make a gift. One of my favourite items to alter is the very reasonably priced mirrors from the very large Swedish store. The first thing I did was covered the mirror with some black card to protect it. Next it was painted with some matt blackboard paint. I chose two poppy stamps from an Elusive images set, sorry lost the name of the set. I embossed the stamps using gold E.P. to give a more defined outline to work with. Talk about trial and tribulation, I tried various colouring mediums, but most just seamed to soak into the wood. I wanted to paint with Cosmic Shimmer watercolours but it soaked into the wood, I then tried some Acetate/Peel off markers, which worked a treat, then thought if they haven’t soaked in, maybe I can use the Cosmic shimmer watercolours on top of them and that’s what happened, it had provided a surface for the shimmer paint. I finally added a few black gems to the centre of 3 of the poppies. This mirror is to be donated to Janet, for her husband’s Poppy Appeal fund raising event which will be held in October, so it will be a gift. Please pop over to our blog I am sure you will be amazed at the work by the Design Team. Don’t forget our altered items are supported by The Craft Barn who will provide a fabulous prize, be sure to check on what you need to do, to be in with a chance. Good luck. I look forward to visiting your blogs.