Monday, 15 November 2010

Magic Mildred Tag No 1

On a visit to Ikea I found some cheap Christmas decorations that were just waiting to be altered. They certainly wouldn't look very attractive as they are in the packet so I have decided to make them all into an Advent Calendar. I'm trying as always, to motivate myself into a bit of Christmas cheer so here's my first offering......Tag No 1
Is she a Queen or an Angel or a Fairy Godmother? I don't know but to me she's Magic Mildred!!!

This is what I bought for 99p in IKEA... well I did have to splash out and buy 2 packets to get 24 tags.
They don't take gesso very well or even acrylic paint as a base, so I coloured and stamped some card then stuck it onto the first tag. I used golden acrylic paint on the Grungeboard crown and wings and textured them by pressing the paint into sequin waste. A few sequin stars and a dusting of gold holographic glitter gave a sparkly lift to our new arrival.....Magic Mildred.
Watch this space for the rest of her gang!

11 comments:

Artyjen said...

How fab! She looks so much nicer than the original tags ;)
xoxo Sioux

olive said...

having seen Magic Mildred in the flesh - so to speak- she is amazing..... as you are Jo. Thanks for your company yesterday. Ciao xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Magic she certainly is Jo, fabby ;-) I do quite like the Santas though. I got some cheap tags at the Range a couple of weeks ago but am going to give them to DD when she's making Christmas cards with the kids she looks after, as the are suitable for toppers.
Hope you had fun yesterday :-)
Anne xx

olive said...

PS.....

Jo can you let me know the colour etc of the Golden Paint you showed me on Sunday, please?

dizzy said...

love these and cannot wait to get my order for my kiddies told alicia and she was made up that her and wills will be getting somthing you cannot buy these in the shops hugs jayne xxxx

She said...

She is fabulous, I need her for my tree..What time does IKEA open...lol

Neet said...

Saw Mildred in the flesh and what a great idea. Eagerly awaiting the finished product.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OHHH, magic indeed. How lovely. I wish I had an Ikea within a thousand miles of me.

sam21ski said...

Yay for Magic Mildred, can't wait to see the rest and I am so intrigued as to what their names are going to be, all 23 of them - lol xxxxx

Sherry said...

What a bargain and just ripe for altering! Magic Mildred looks suitably majestic - fab!!!

Von said...

You sure know how to find intresting things to Alter Jo magic Mildred gets my vote :)
Von x