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Topic: I am a Dork. My Mirror of Erised. (lotsa pictures)  (Read 3830 times)
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« on: August 26, 2010 11:37:11 PM »

Yep. I am a giant geek lord. Lesser geeks bow before me. I am posting here, because my base was an IKEA mirror that is so plain it isn't really "reconstructing" anything. I knew I was going to do something with my RAM mirror, just wasn't sure what. As I lay staring at it one night, it hit me...the ultimate dork bedroom status piece: my own Mirror of Erised, from the first Harry Potter book/movie.

The design was not the same as the original in the book or film. Call this MoE Lite if you will. This was the cheap knockoff you can buy at the discount store.

I started with an IKEA mirror:

Then I grabbed a random board and placed my large cardboard letters (scrapbooking and paper craft embellishment). The second "E" is actually an F with a tacked on L leg. Glued them on:

Then I mixed up some plaster of paris and built it up around the letters with a paintbrush, giving it a bit of a bevelled edge:

Added some corner moulding to the bottom corners:

For a little textural interest, I placed some washers along the frame of the mirror. The whole thing was then painted a base coat of non-metallic bronze, covered in a drybrushing of two shades of metallic gold. Here are the washers:

I painted the topper plaque the same way, and put both drybrushed black and a stronger amount of the light yellow gold to make the letters stand out more:

The finished topper, which also features a scrollwood piece, braced from behind with an old rubber stamp block:

And the finished mirror. Woohoo! Yay me!:

When I look in it, I see myself in a vat of nacho cheese. My heart's desires are simple.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010 01:38:04 AM »

Love the mirror!
I see myself in a giant fabric store with a credit card with no limit, and no pesky bills to pay back,
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010 07:09:52 AM »

Hahahahaha!  I LOVE this post!  It made me giggle heartily Smiley  Your mirror is amazing!  I see me having a wonderfully adventurous time always.  Ooh, what fun to see everyone's desires!

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010 07:11:28 AM »

Very very cool! Grin

I see myself holding a bag of money and two more children.. a couple of alpaca's and donkeys and in the back you can see my very own house with a huge garden.

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010 09:27:01 AM »


I can't see anything in the reflection beyond the blinding sparkle of a lot of glitter!  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010 05:37:42 AM »

Thanks, everybody! I love hearing about what everyone sees in the mirror. Smiley I particularly love the idea of seeing alpacas in it. They are SO CUTE!

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010 02:45:17 AM »

This is an adorable idea, beautiful execution, and what you see when you look into it made me literally laugh out loud for at least a few hours.

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It is absolutely wonderful!!! I LOVE it!!!

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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010 07:50:37 PM »

*I bow down to you and your ultimate craftiness*  Too great! 

I see my studio door opening into a craft store.  That would be awesome.  Take all I want, have a staff to restock and clean. Not to mention not having to pay for anything!

« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010 05:44:04 AM »

I love this - it looks great! And when I look in it I see me in a large room of my dream house - the library. Wall-to-wall bookshelves, big squishy chesterfield couches, a big grandfather clock in the corner ... and lots of craft books to inspire! Cheesy

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