I had an idea pop into my head. I wanted to come up with a fancy Severus Snape mirror for a friendversary. First I needed to locate an ornate mirror for a good price, so to the thrift shops I went.
I found one that suited my purpose and back home I scurried. The one I got needed some TLC. I cleaned it all up, and took it apart.
The backing cardboard had seen better days so we replaced it with a spare bit of 1/8” fiberboard (masonite). This may not always necessary, but this one was old and funky and was in desperate need of a makeover.
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We simply traced the old one onto the new one (screw holes as well, so they line up properly) and used a handy jigsaw to cut it out. Then we drilled out the holes for the screws and sanded the edges smooth.
I first applied flat grey spray paint to the mirror frame as a base coat (front and back). When that was dry, I used a silver glitter spray paint on the front side to make it look super fancy. I then used a clear coat to seal it. I used a flat grey spray paint for the backing board to add an extra layer of protection.
Spray paint: grey silver glitter, gloss clear
Glitter vinyl : green, silver, black
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Then I sized it so his head would fit nicely onto the mirror. I found a font I was happy with, and I made sure my Deutsche spelling was correct and we were good to go.
I applied the glitter vinyl to the mirror front, and we have made another project! Huzzah!
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The fun step came next; to design my image in Cricut Design Space™. I had my friend (who moved to the US from Germany years ago) pick out her favorite Snape silhouette. I got the image from a google search. I had to fix his hair because the one she picked cut the head off. I have the file below. You could use any language you want, I just wanted this one to be special for her.
You could also use the vinyl as a stencil to paint or etch the mirror.
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