Add renaissance charm to your home decor by distressing and aging a mirror . Pieces and bits of ephemera from the peek during the reflection, creating. New mirrors operate for this particular project, but you can also purchase mirrors that are discarded from yard sales, thrift stores or auctions. It isn’t important if they obsolete silvering, that’s the beginning of the look you would like to attain and have chipped.
Choose a well-ventilated area. A garage floor or table in a garage offer choices that are safe. Cover your work surface with layers of newspaper.
Eliminate and set it aside. If the mirror has a cardboard backing set it aside.
Wash out the front of the mirror with paper towels and window cleaner. Lay the mirror face down on your ready surface.
Oven cleaner, randomly, in small patches over the surface of the mirror. The silver disappears in the place of the stains. Create stains big enough to your chosen papers to reveal through the glass. There is, When the oven cleaner is applied to the back of the mirror. Before spraying the mirror, then test the cleaner on newspaper to ascertain size and the force of the program.
Permit the oven cleaner to set for 5 minutes. Put on rubber gloves. Using a plastic putty spatula or knife, then scoop the oven cleaner, as you remove the cleaner scraping the silvering. Wipe off the remaining residue with paper towels. Rub the region with steel wool, In case the silvering is not totally eliminated from the sprayed section.
Dip a cotton ball in household bleach. Randomly blot, trickle and stroke on the silvering of this mirror. Permit the bleach until the regions that are wet turn black to set. Wipe off the bleach and the entire trunk of the mirror with a damp rag.
Opt for the ephemera — pole or greeting cards, bookmarks — or background needed to fill in the bare areas from the mirror’s silvering. If is unique, you may want to print copies on your own printer. If copies are used, spray the surface of the paper with a light mist of clear acrylic spray sealer to set the ink. Permit the sealer to dry.
Cut the papers bigger than the bare spots on the mirror. Apply decoupage medium to the very front of the papers with a sponge brush. With the back of the mirror place the papers or cards face down on the bare areas. Smooth the papers with your fingers to press bubbles and wrinkles out. Permit the medium. Apply a thin coating of medium over the back of the papers.
Reattach the frame and financing.