The first thing you will need to do to your mirror is to clean it really well. I always use warm water with a drop or two of dish soap.
- Cutting Edge Stencil (I used Damask harmony)
- Painter’s Tape (ScotchBlue is my favorite)
- Paper Plate
- Paper Towel
I use a drop or two of liquid dish soap in a bucket of warm water when I wash any mirrors or windows. It works really well.
After a good soaping, simply dry off the mirror.
This particular stencil is a dual pattern. It has two Damask patterns on one stencil I used painter’s tape to cover up the “registration” marks, wanting only the Damask pattern. The registration marks are for lining up your pattern when you move it to the next area.
I centered my stencil left to right and top to bottom.
I poured my paint onto a glossy paper plate.
I coated the roller and then blotted it on a paper towel by rolling it on the paper towel.
I rolled the paint onto the stencil.
You would normally tape the stencil in place, but since I had the registration marks taped, the tape held my stencil in place nicely.
It is so difficult to take a picture of a mirror. In this picture the mirror is on the floor of my bedroom reflecting the closet doors and the ceiling fan.
If you look closely you will see that I had the mirror upside down. (I had it this way for a week or so before it hit me)
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