May 11th, 2007

Mirror, Mirror!

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I am so excited about a class I just scheduled here in our studio with Tim Poe, the creator of the Antique Mirror Patina Solutions System. I began experimenting with this product and Modellos to create decorative effects that combine mirror patination with gilding, mica powders and metallic paints and there are some amazingly beautiful things that can be achieved. 


It’s not difficult, but there is definitely a process and a learning curve. Tim will be covering all the basics as well as how to approach multi-tile mirror installations, panels and applying mirror to furniture. I know that there will be a lot of interest in this, so check out this link to download a PDF flyer on the class and register soon if you are interested! I can’t wait!!

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If you’d like to read about some more options, here is a link to a recent article I wrote for the Faux Finisher Magazine, Elegant Reflections.

9 Responses to “Mirror, Mirror!”

  1. Suzie Says:

    I discovered you blog today and I love every single post! Woderful. I will link to you as I want to come back more often.
    Thanks for sharing all your experience!

  2. Melanie Says:

    Fabulous! I will be visiting Beijing as well. Thanks so much-


  3. Patty Says:

    Melanie, this is the coolest thing ever!

  4. Karibeth Says:

    Melanie. These mirrors contiue to inspire me..Just love it.

  5. Amy Sullivan Says:

    I’d love to know more about your mirror class, and all its applications.
    Amy Sullivan

  6. Lucinda Says:


    Can you tell me if this can be done on an existing, already installed bathroom mirror? I have clients that want to break up their big, old, boring bathroom mirror.


  7. Melanie Says:

    Hi Lucinda-

    No, unfortunately it cannot be done on installed mirrors because all of the patination and artwork is done from the reverse side after removing the latex paint protective backing to expose the reflective surface. There ARE some techniques you can do on the front of the glass, however. See


  8. Leslie Says:

    Wow! What beautiful work and what an inspiration. I am going to experiment some.

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