Painted mirror eye candy - please post yours!

oceannaDecember 26, 2007

Have you decorated any mirrors or frames? Have you saved pictures of decorated mirrors or frames? Please post them here.

Here are some inspiration pics I've saved. I DID NOT PAINT THESE. The credit goes to many talented artists. (If you did paint any of these, please speak up and take credit.) Those that appear to be painted directly on the mirror cn be done with Gallery Glass paint or regular glass paint.

The following are by Mildred Arnspiger:

See anything you like?

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luvstocraft

You've saved quite a collection of inspiration pics of mirrors. Wish I COULD say I created one of them, but afraid not! LOL They are all lovely though. Luvs

    Bookmark   December 26, 2007 at 10:19AM
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oceanna

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed them. I hope someone finds them inspiring and kmaybe gets started on a fun project. I wish I could say I'd painted them too!

Are all the pictures showing up for you? They were for me earlier, but they're not all showing up now. Stupid computers!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2007 at 11:06AM
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luvstocraft

They are all showing up. My favs are the first two with the roses--so pretty. Those would make a gorgeous display in a Victorian or Shabby Chic bedroom wouldn't they? Luvs

    Bookmark   December 26, 2007 at 9:50PM
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valleyrimgirl

Just seeing all the painted mirrors is really inspiring.

Just a note...if you spray the mirror or plexiglass with a matte spray (it comes in clear or matte) then your regular acrylic paints like americana or ceramcoat or any of your patio paints will stick to the smooth surface and you don't have to go to the expense of purchasing glass paints or gallery paints then. Just tape off or cover any area that you do not want the matte spray to be sprayed on.

Brenda

    Bookmark   December 28, 2007 at 1:47PM
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luvstocraft

You are right Brenda, don't you just love the matte spray paint? Works good on glass jars and tiles too. ;o) Luvs

    Bookmark   December 28, 2007 at 9:50PM
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oceanna

Luvs ~~

I love those two first mirrors too. The painting on them is so expertly gorgeous. Of course, the handles are pretty too. I would love to have one of those. I was also looking at the last set of pics, the painting on the backs of mirrors. I'm wondering where she gets the "blanks" and what they're made of, what kind of paint she uses, and how does she get that luscious soft water-color look. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

Brenda ~~

Thanks! I didn't know that tip but that sure could come in handy and save us a lot of money and time. :-)

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 7:49PM
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gail1055

Oceanna,

I love your collection of painted mirrors. They're all so different. I have some small Ikea mirrors that I want to paint. You've inspired me to get started on them. Here's a pic of a mirror I did last summer. I took it with to my craft show in the fall but it didn't sell. I tried painting a lot of things in a northwoods theme thinking that's what people wanted but you just never know what will sell. I bought this mirror for 50 cents at a garage sale. Gail

    Bookmark   January 6, 2008 at 6:21PM
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oceanna

Gail, the mirror looks very good and your painting looks perfect. I can't imagine how you guess what will sell and what won't. It's hard to think of anything that would have a universal appeal since tastes are so different. Have you thought about putting it on eBay? They get probably the broadest audience anywhere and there's bound to be someone who would love that for their cabin or for a gift. I've seen that kind of theme sell well there.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 7:19AM
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gail1055

Oceanna, right now the mirror, cabin bench and some other chairs that didn't sell at my show are at the quilt lady's store. She's the lady who's cat chair I painted. She made the quilt on the seat and has her own store. But her store is in a small town and doesn't get the volume of customers she'd like. So far this winter she has sold one of my chairs, a small step ladder and a fan blade. What doesn't sell I'll put in my booth at the show next fall. Some day I might give ebay a try. Especially for small things like fan blades and signs. It might be fun to see if they sell.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 9:34AM
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oceanna

Good luck. I know ALL your stuff will sell if enough people can just see it. Yes I think eBay would be fine for the small stuff. The big stuff not so much.

Craigslist might work for the bigger stuff but people are also looking for bargains there. Still, when they see your stuff they'll fall in love with it. It's free to advertise there so it wouldn't hurt to try. Just takes a few minutes to set up an ad. BTW, they tell you not to run the same add; to wait a week and then renew it. But the things I see on there people slightly change the titles and re-publish their ads every couple of days if they really want the sales.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 8:47PM
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