Hey girls, As you know I like glass painting & have shared many tutorials about it on the blog. So recently while organizing my craft room shelves, I saw my glass paints are getting dry. Oops, it’s been a long I’ve used glass paints. I had a frameless mirror piece somewhere in my craft room. I quickly find out that piece & thought to decorate it somehow. Today I will show you how I did it. Also, those paints were half dry, better use them as soon as possible. I hope you will find my today’s tutorial simply interesting! Let’s have a look at How To Make & Design Glass paint Mosaic Wall Art.
How To Make & Design Glass paint Mosaic Wall Art
Isn’t it a colorful glass paint wall art? This time I have used some mosaic techniques. As the paints were a bit dry, so I doubt they will not be giving a smooth brush stroke on the mirror. Instead of painting them on the plain surface of the mirror, I paint them on mosaic pieces. See more steps below now!
You will need:
A mirror in any shape. (It will be better if you manage to have a framed mirror)
Any transparent glue or Mod Podge
Marker for drawing design.
Mirror or glass broken pieces in half inches in size.
Step One: How to crack mirror pieces for the mosaic.
You can see some more instructions in this archive post from 2012.
In the first step, we will break some glass pieces into small chunks. With the help of a hammer. You don’t need to break it hard, just a little hit will be enough. Wrap a piece of mirror/glass in several folds of brown paper sheets. Keep kids away while breaking it. Be sure to wear rubber gloves, so your hands will remain safe from glass scratches. Then slowly hit the mirror piece with a hammer & collect desirable sizes of glass pieces. Be sure to dump the very small pieces in the garbage carefully. Wrap those crushed waste pieces in paper & any plastic bag then throw them in the garbage box.
Let’s start making now:
Draw any design on the mirror with the help of a removable marker. Do not use a permanent marker otherwise it will be difficult removing it from the mirror later.
Start filling the drawing part with mirror/glass pieces. Apply glue with a brush & fix the pieces carefully. Be sure to wear rubber gloves during this process.
When complete the filling of design with mosaic pieces pasting, then leave it for an hour or two until it gets completely dry & fix well.
When you will see mosaic pieces are dry & fixed well, then start painting them. If you will paint right after this, you will see with every brushstroke your mosaic pieces will be moving & disturbing the shape of your design. (To be honest, I did the same but when I saw it’s going to be a mess then I stop myself & wait until it gets dry)
After applying the paints, I use the led outliner on the sides of my design. then also I put some dots on the flowers to hide irregular strokes of dry paint.
Well, you know the struggle is for real? Capturing a photo of mirror wall art while hiding this & that(especially yourself) is not an easy task. Here is a glimpse of my hand, camera & running ceiling fan.
Anyways, do you like the way I’ve designed a mirror wall art again? Now I am not going to buy new glass paints until I will finish the previous colors. It truly feels bad when any craft supply goes to garbage as waste. Isn’t it?
Soon I will send this glass paint to the carpenter for framing. Hopefully, you will see this again in any of my next posts. I will update you :)
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