Mirror, Mirror on the wall (1)

Maybe not the fairest of them all, but we like it 🙂 See piccy below…..That started out as a plain mosaic style mirror until I got my hands on it lol.

I have been meaning to do this for…..gods…ages and ages, and was going to use glass paint at first, until someone suggested using promarkers. I had already bought the glass paint, but investigated craft pens, and found the Spectrum Noir ones at first, so bought one set in blues and another in turquoises.

They are pretty good to be honest. The colours maybe arent quite as ‘pretty’ as the promarker range, but they do cover the shade ‘spectrum’ in each pack – from very pale to very dark.

My main dilemma with this project was that the pens look totally different on mirror to how they look on paper and even clear glass. On mirror the palest 2 shades are practically invisible, whereas they show up nicely on paper as the soft shades they are supposed to be.

However, the rest of the colours positively sing on the mirror 🙂 even if it seems to be impossible to get a completely even layer. Glass paint was no different with my limited skills.

I bought a basic square mirror from the pound shop to practice and compare shades on, and this was invaluable. I also found that with hot water and a rough cloth the colours rub off, so the mirror can be used again. Of course, this might not be such a good thing for the actual mirror I have decorated, as it is in the bathroom, but we’ll just have to wait and see how it fares. So far so good though.

And – the pens rubbing on the glass sound like seagulls, which made me giggle 😀

What do you think of the finished article ? It might not be the most interesting piece of ‘crafting’ ever blogged about, but hey – as I said, we like it, and it was fun to do 🙂

Mosaic mirror

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7 Responses to Mirror, Mirror on the wall (1)

  1. craftingchaos says:

    I’ve never used spectrum noirs to be honest and have a bit of a love/hate relationship with crafters companion, but I DO like your mirror very much. Well done 🙂

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  2. pauld says:

    looks good

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  3. andrea says:

    Love both mirrors x

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