Not on the wall... as of yet! I think I'm going to save these mirrors to put in my office. But I have big plans for remodeling that room coming soon. I just need to get my other to-do's out of the way first. Yeah yeah!
So from my last post I left off with the mirrors having been spray painted (if you missed it click here for that). The next step is glazing. I've posted another glazing technique (click here for that). This is a layering technique which requires a bit more work, but it's still easy!
I'm using my go-to glaze of choice, Valspar color glaze. These come premixed in different colors. This one is Raw Umber. There are several to choose from and I think I have just about all of the colors because I love to experiment with them and create unique looks. If you want help in deciding before you buy, please post a comment or send me a message and I would be happy to help.
Apply a generous amount of the glaze working it into the crevices. These are metal frames so I let the glaze dry on there for quite a few minutes before wiping off. Actually I didn't really wipe as much as I did dab. Just use an old t-shirt or soft cloth and start slowly. Depending on the surface of your project, experiment and see what technique is going to give you the look you want. You can always apply more glaze and start over.
This coat took several hours to dry because, again, these are metal frames. Here's how they look after the first coat. You could certainly leave them this way if you choose. They look pretty cool so far don't ya think?
The next glazing step is a custom one. Valspar also makes a clear glaze that you can tint yourself. Use 3 parts glaze to 1 part paint and mix well.
Since I'm using black here a tiny bit goes a long way. I did not saturate the brush as I did in the previous application. And I simply just worked the glaze using the brush until the glaze dries onto the surface, no wiping necessary on this one. So in this photo below you can see the difference between the two.
I let that set up for a couple hours and then I used a 180 grit sandpaper and sanded down the tops of the design to allow some of the original coloring to show through, see below.
Ta Da! Here is the final result. I will have more segments on layering glazing techniques. You can do this on virtually anything and everything to customize your accessories! And again, I welcome your comments and questions.
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