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I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Sunday 13 October 2013

Andy Skinner's Altered Mirror workshop at The Artistic Stamper

Fab day yesterday being taught how to alter an Ikea mirror by Andy Skinner. Such a lovely group of people, really enjoyed meeting them all. And super lunch too Jenny.
There was so much going on I almost forgot to take pics so here are just two of the mirror at the two major stages (there were so many!). I'm not going to tell you how we went from a plain black finish to the bright colourful mirror the to the final metal affect - you'll have to go on one of Andy's workshops for that- but needless to say we all got very messy and had a ball. And while I loved the mirror at the end of stage one, this was all about learning new techniques so we couldn't resist going to the final stage, and I'm so glad we did, it was great fun!

Thanks Andy, and Jenny and Mal too for looking after us (not to mention the scrummy cupcakes - think that was Lorraine). Can't wait to play with all the wonderful bits I bought in your shop!

Think I might enter this into The Artistic Stamper challenge of 'anything altered' lol!!

I look forward to trying out various stages of the techniques again over the next few weeks!
End of Stage one

The final product


  1. It looks even better in the flesh!!! Was a great day and thanks for help making Ade feel at home with a bunch of female crafters.. he was really nervous in the run up to the day and is looking forward to doing another class now.

    1. Hi Suz! Thanks for your comment. Your creations were lovely, I'm sure you were both very proud of them. It was great fun and so lovely to meet you both, Don't blame you both for wanting to do more! Suz xxx

  2. fantastic. I am glad the workshop was a success. (wish i could have been there).... your finished piece looks amazing. thanks for linking it back in to the "artistic Stampers" challenge this month.

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Zuzu! Good luck with the challenge. Best wishes, Suz xxx

  3. Great mirror! and was lovely to meet you :)