this third project using paint is good for people who like to change their house around a lot. these mirror stencil designs are easy to put on and take off, and they leave no marks on the mirror so you can change the design over and over again. if you have any contact paper left over from the window film project, you can put it to good use on this one! happy crafting! – kate
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What You’ll Need:
1. contact paper (found in drugstores and hardware stores, used for lining kitchen drawers, etc. get the clear kind)
2. exacto knife and sharp blades.
4. paint (house paint or acrylic paint ill work)
5. mini foam roller
6. mirror (or glass)
1. Lay contact paper over your entire mirror and smooth out any air bubbles.
2. Draw your design on the contact paper. You can trace things or freehand draw. You can even draw over old designs, as long as you can see where you want to cut.
3. Using a sharp exacto blade, cut out the shapes in your design that will be filled with paint. any visible mirror surface will be rolled over with paint, so make sure you only cut what you want to be painted.
4. Roll an even layer of paint over the mirror, making sure you cover your cut out areas completely.
5. Let dry for a minute, then roll another layer of paint.
6. VERY carefully peel contact paper off before paint is dry. you can clean up any smudges or marks with glass cleaner and neaten edges of design with an exacto blade once paint is dry.
note: the blade does not cut the glass, so you should have no permanent marks on the mirror. if you are unhappy with your design or want to change it down the road, simply scrape off the paint with a paint scraper or straight blade and wipe the glass with glass cleaner.