Friday, August 31, 2012

Fabric Collage Mirror


 This craft project, a fabric collage
(for want of a better term!),
was made for a local TV show,
Powerhouse.
They wanted me to demonstrate an 
arts and crafts project.
It will be shown Sept. 4, Tuesday next week,
8 pm on GMA NewsTV.

 This can be used to decorate a mirror,
a frame, a blackboard,
or even a frame on a scrapbook, etc.

First you have to cut out pieces of cardboard
in the shape of your design.

I am making a girl, but this can easily 
be a cat, flowers, a baby,
stars, books, a basketball.
It really depends on where 
you will put the mirror or frame,
or whom you will give it to!

 Next you will cut out some fiberfill 
in the same shape as the cardboard.

 Cut out fabric with a little margin
in the same shape as the cardboard.
Afterwards, use the glue gun to attach the fabric
to the cardboard,
with the fiberfill in between.
Make sure that it is well shaped.

 Here I am auditioning the pieces to see
how it will look.

 For the hair, I did not use cardboard
and fiberfill.
I just pasted the cloth on a piece of paper,
cut out the shape and attached it with
hot glue on the back,
and the bangs on the front.

 I used moving eyes, and made drooping eyelids.
I cut out the nose from the same fabric
and lips from a pink fabric.
I used a sort of soft leather for the face,
but if you are using fabric that easily frays,
you may paste the fabric on paper
before using it for the nose and eyelids.

 Here is the part I like!
Adding embellishments!

If you are making a stand up mirror,
you will have to put a strong 
cardboard backing to make the head stand.
If you want the mirror to hang
on the wall,
then a paper backing will do.
Attach eye hooks to the back of the mirror or frame
to hang it on the wall.

We appreciate your comments
and I know it takes time and effort,
so we'll pick one comment next week 
to win one of our 2013 planners.

This one says
"Don't forget to wear your invisible crown."
It's one of my favorite designs
(of course that's because it's mine!!!) 


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You may want to see 
other do it yourself projects at
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Blessings,

17 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday! Remember to enter the Home Depot Giveaway!

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  2. That's really clever, a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing, always on the lookout for new craft ideas.

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  3. My invisible crown? I want my crown to be gaudy, sparkly and HUGE for all the world to see ...

    Popped in from S&S Fridays.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  4. Cute idea!I like how this turned out. I'm a new follower from a blog hop, feel free to stop on by and follow back

    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  5. This is such a sweet and thoughtful idea! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.
    christmas gifts

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  6. How very clever. Thanks for sharing this DIY lesson.

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  7. Very Cute. Thanks for sharing!
    Diane
    Treasuringgrace.blogspot.com
    ATAGirls.blogspot.com

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  8. That's a cute mirror that looks back at you! You must feel like you're being watched or maybe it's just nice to have a little someone looking on and showing their approval!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this very creative post on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

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  10. Hi Patsy. Nice project! Was able to watch you and your mom on Powerhouse last night. I was really blessed by the story — your personal lives, your family, your business are all such wonderful witnesses to God's favor and faithfulness. And the Lord spoke to me through you when you said that everyone has been given plenty of gifts. It was such a confirmation of God's message to me since the morning pa during my prayer time, since my Bible readings were also full of that — the Spirit bestowing gifts. Thank you for sharing your story. More blessings upon you and your entire family! — Mich Nicolas

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  11. Hi Patsy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  12. hi ms patsy, glad i've watch powerhouse last tuesday. now i have an idea how it all started - 1993 - i think since i was in HS days we often bought your products ( cards & stationary for girls - winked**)

    i like your vision and mission to help Filipinos to be employed adn your big role tour mother earth for being eco -freindly as well.

    nice crafty products-thank you for sharing

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  13. Hi! This is very creative of you and artistic. I am following you.

    Patricia from Topiary Rose.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your creativity to Filipinos across generations.

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  15. Very creative. Thanks so much for sharing your great tutorial with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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