Painting a mirror

annabell40February 12, 2008

Hi everyone...I'm a new and I'm loving it...

I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried or heard of painting a mirror to make it look like a transparent stain where you can still see the reflection of the mirror through the paint?

Thanks so much.

Looking forward to sharing ideas

Anna

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craftylady-2006

Welcome to the forum Annabell40, so glad to have you join in on the fun. You'll meet some wonderful and friendly folks here who are willing to help out with a project if they can. I've never heard of what you're talking about so I copied your part which said "painting a mirror to make it look like a transparent stain" and pasted it to the web browser line. Several sites came up and I chose this one to look at: (copy and paste)

p://www.essortment.com/hobbies/doityourselfh_sxcb.htm

I wonder if this is what you're looking for? If not, you can do the same as I did cause there were several sites which popped up. In one of the mags I get there is an antique stained mirror and I wonder if this is how they did it. It sells for over $100 and looks really nice. Sure hope if you do this project, you'll share pics with us. We love pics in the forum!

Sal

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 8:18PM
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annabell40

Great idea thanks. We will see what I can do with this. I saw these beautiful huge floor mirrors in South Beach that to me looked like they had been sprayed with some type of transparent pink paint. I see that you can order them online but, they are pricey and it takes all the fun out of doing it myself. :)

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 9:33PM
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oddie

there is a spray paint that looks transparent, I beleive its made by krylon, should be able to get it at lowes, my dsil painted a basket with this type of paint,looked pretty cool! you could see the basket color throu the paint, on the cap to the paint it shows a color and its transparent.
By the way welcome to the fourm! always room for more!
Happy Crafting
oddie

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 8:26AM
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oddie

would love to see a photo of the mirrors you are talking about, sounds beautiful!
oddie

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 9:13AM
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