Wednesday, June 23, 2010

before the sandblasting (part 1)

so i started preparing the mirrors for sam's expert sandblasting :)
drawing a tree 
wrapping the mirror with 'contact paper'
transferring the drawing using graphite paper 
cutting the design with x-acto knife
since the design gets stenciled on the back of the mirror (because that's where the silver mirror finish is), you have to remember that the stencil has to be applied backwards...which doesn't really matter with a TREE, but if you're doing a matters! :)

i did 2 mirrors. on the mirror to the right  i just  freehanded the tree, cutting out the graphite transfer step.
i'll post again as i paint the wood plaques and after the mirrors have been sandblasted!  >:)

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thanks for stopping by! it's always nice to hear from fellow wanderers!