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>