Pretty soon the Pope is going to make a home visit and present me with a supeana to search my house for any other churchy like objects that I might not yet have had the opportunity to mar.
Here is the evidence....
And here are the accomplices....
a bottle of Holy Water (juuuuust kidding), Krylon Looking Glass spray paint, Rustoleum Oil-rubbed Bronze spray paint, 320 grit sand paper, and a paper towel
You already know my MO: Find a religious object and use it for parts! I am like a Chop Shop for Relics! Oh, I can't take the guilt.
So I am going to confess how I did the dirty deed. Found the Last Supper print and frame at the Goodwill today for $7.95. The frame is awesome but I needed it to be a mirror and an old, vintagey one at that.
I removed the Last supper print and gently placed it in the trash can face up. I had to return and turn it upside down to hide Christ and all the apostles faces.
Then I got to work on my glass.
Spray one thin coat of the Krylon Looking Glass mirror Spray paint on the BACK of the glass
Spray the glass lightly with water
Second coat with the mirror paint
Dab with a paper towel
Sand in a few places lightly
Add 3rd coat of mirror paint
Spray again with water
Spray Oil-rubbed bronze spray paint. Make sure it spits and doesn't spray. Do this by using short bursts.
Add 4th coat of mirror paint
The above picture is the back of the glass
Here is the front!
I know these photos are a bit dark but I do not know how to photograph mirrors and this was the only way I could edit them to show how it turned out.
I think by layering the mirror glass in between the aging layers is what gives it the right look. I don't think I would have gotten what I wanted if I had done all of the mirror layers and then sanded etc. And you need that first layer of mirror glass before you spray with water so you get more depth as well.
It looks just like another mirror I have that is about 75 years old so I will be using this technique again I am sure.
Just hopefully not on anything holy for a while.
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Always being renewed,