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« on: June 01, 2009 04:28:12 PM »

I painted this Malma mirror for the recent Cheer Up Swap. My partner received today, so I can finally post! I call it the "Bluebird of Housiness" mirror because I used a House, MD quote. It says "Everything sucks. Might as well find something to smile about." Wink

I printed out the words in the font I wanted, then taped them on top of the mirror frame (which I had already painted purple). I traced the letters really hard to make indentions for a painting guide. I did the same thing with the bird, except my printer had died, so I sketched the bird from some examples I had seen online. I painted with acrylics and then outlined with regular ol' black sharpie. When I was done, I sealed it with Satin Mod Podge (my best friend).

Before outlining: and a close-up on the bird:

This was my first Malma mirror, but it won't be my last!

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009 05:33:24 PM »

It looks even better in real life. I love it!

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009 08:58:59 AM »

Hahaha that was the best quote to use!! I really like this mirror a lot. Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009 03:51:05 AM »

Whaaa I LOVE IT!!  Grin
It looks great!

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009 05:12:34 PM »

Very cool!

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009 05:32:53 PM »

I really like that! Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009 07:26:11 AM »

The craftsmanship is excellent.. well done! Grin I love the birds
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