OMGhoul…I love Krylon Looking Glass Paint B-O-O!!!
For Halloween 2011, I created this Ghoulish Ghostly Mirror. I promised then to show you how I did it…well, for some reason I forgot to remember! So this year you can see I placed it on the floor with pumpkins and a witch’s hat and shoes…those are my giant bookshelves in the background!!! See, I am showing you more of my home each day!!! That is scary for me!!!
This was how I staged it last year in my old house on the lanai…oh how I miss that lanai!!!
Tutorial ~ Haunted Ghostly Mirror with Krylon Looking Glass Paint
Honestly, this project is so easy, it is almost silly to tell you how I did this. The hardest part was finding the Krylon Looking Glass paint. My local Ace Hardware has three cans left over from a special order for another person here on my island. They charged me way more than it costs anywhere else, but I needed it. Otherwise, I would have had to order it from the Internet.
Frame with glass
1-can Krylon Looking Glass Paint
Paint in hand, I set about creating this fun ghostly mirror. I used one of my faces…you know I love to draw faces…as the starting point. I had taken a photo of a scary face in a store last year, so I layered the two in PhotoShop. Then I PhotoShopped it with broken glass, cracks and added loads of textures. This was the result…
Once I had this done, I printed it out on thin paper. I sprayed the image with matte sealer to protect it from bleeding. Then I played with positioning it on a pane of glass.
When I was happy with the placement, I turned it face down on the glass. I didn’t attach it at this time because I wanted the paint on first. The Looking Glass Paint is sprayed on the back side of the glass…not the front. I wanted it to look like an old mirror so I sprayed a fine mist of water in a few places. The water acts like a resist to the Looking Glass Paint. Then I lightly sprayed the first layer of paint around my image. It takes several light layers to create a mirror. Designer Note: Do not rush this and try to put a heave layer of paint down.
When each layer is dry, according to the directions on the can, keep spraying until you have a mirror. I think I did about 4 or 5 layers. The first layer is very transparent. Just be patient. Eventually you will have a mirror.
After the last layer of paint…there is a mirror. WOW!!! I used spray glue to attach the image. Just a light spritz will do. You feel really proud of yourself at this point!!!
Close up on the ghostly face in the mirror.
Then decorate your heart out with this fun haunted Mirror!!! Love how the pumpkin reflection looks like a chubby cheek!! Hally Halloween>
Theresa Huse says
Ellen Christian says
Wow that is really cool and you make it look so easy!
Mary / Raising Dick and Jane says
wow, thats amazing! I am so going to “try” and make this.
Rachel Ferrucci says
I’m a big chicken and while I think that’s so cool how you do that, I could never do it because I would scare myself…haha
Jamie Tomkins says
I’m going to save this one to do for next year!! Thanks for the great info!!
Rose Powell says
What a neat spooky decor item! Seems relatively easy to create! My kind of craft!! Thank you for sharing!
Denise Seegobin says
This is so cool. I love it
OMG… I am learning so many new things from just the first week of this blog hop. I had no idea about this Looking Glass Paint. Now i’m gonna have to go get some and try a project of my own.
My son would love this for his room.. he loves all things CREEPY. It makes a very cool affect. Great Job!! 🙂
Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity says
So you basically spray around the image so that it shows through? I’m not quite sure I get it. LOL
Although knowing this looking glass paint exists, will save me a TON of money buying mirrors and messing with the frames ’til I like them. Now I can just buy cool picture frames and make my own mirrors!
I am sharing with my co-worker for decorating for next year.
I am too much of a punk to try this at home. I would forget and scare myself each time!
It’s awesome, glad to see so much variety of craft ideas and get to know so many talented crafters!
Rebecca E. Parsons says
Shan I spray around the image to get the shape. The image is attached to the glass after I paint the mirror. I want to cover the edges of the paper so I spray around the shape.
Laurie M says
That is creepy and cool at the same time. I might use that to freak people out that come over to my house, haha
Lois Jones says
That is the neatest thing! it is very creepy, but really neat too! I may try this out just for a fun gift!
Just saw this on the Sofab Fb page Love it!!! What a cool idea! New follower!
Karon Konkle says
How did you attach the image to the glass? I’ve seen one where mod podge was used. Or did you just let the paint stick the image on. I love this idea and would love to make one for the great ‘Ween this year.
Rebecca E. Parsons says
I used spray glue to attach the image.Just a light spritz will do. Love to see your finished project.
I love how you experiment . It came out great. Love doing things like this also. I am trying to do a mirror on a door outside that will get wet. Any ideas?