Friday, June 25, 2010

Work in Progress: Main Altar

You might remember my earlier post about the work I was doing to craft a main altar. Ok it was much earlier, like February. But in case you forgot here is the original post.
My main altar sat in that state for months. Between being distracted by life and craft swaps, it sat and sat and sat until last night when I decided enough was enough. 

I pulled out some background papers that I collected while looking for clip art one day, some parchment paper, glue and set to work tearing and gluing. It was rather relaxing actually and went much faster than I had expected.

I let the glue dry over night and grabbed my trusty E6000 glue and my little circle mirrors and made quick work of gluing them down. The pattern is completely random. It's a mix of 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 1 1/2 inch, and 2 inch mirrors.

And here it is all dried and setting in it's soon to be home on the shelf that holds all my herbs.

I love how the mirrors reflect candle light, just how I planned. Scary how things sometimes work like you planned lol.

I love how the inside just glows with reflected light.

I don't feel it's finished yet. I will be adding some finishing touches like to the inside edge to clean it up. I'm not sure if I want to add more mirrors in the inside or leave it as is. But it is in working function now and I love how it's turning out.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Beautiful...I love the mirors.

  2. Thanks! I think they add just the right amount of glow when candles are lit. And of course they are sparkly and I love my sparkle lol.

  3. I love this idea. I ca already see a witching cabinet with cobalt blue interior and black and mirror.
    Great idea, and thanks for the ispiration.


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