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How to faux tile a mirror with paint

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Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:33 am | Updated: 3:08 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Creating a tiled mirror with paint is easy, and the results are stunning. You will fool family and friends with this simple, beautiful creation. They will think you have perfectly tiled a mirror when, in reality, it is Gallery Glass window color.

A Gallery Glass window color simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene and more. Its water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally to create a variety of textures. You can blend colors to create an antique, marbled look or apply solid colors for a more modern look.

The window color weighs less than traditional tile squares, and the color choices are endless. I chose a Mardi Gras theme for this mirror using blue, gold and purple. You can make winter-holiday-themed mirrors by using red, green and frost colors, or go rustic chic and use a combination of pinks and soft creams.

Each bottle of window color is priced under $2 for 2 ounces and can be purchased at any craft store or online. The bottles go on sale every few months at most major craft retailers. I like to stock up on colors when they are at the reduced price.

To get started, all you need to do is pick a mirror to faux tile and choose a color palette. You might want to redo a mirror you have at home, or you can scour shops and yard sales for the perfect one to faux tile. Have fun getting creative and designing your own mirror.

Materials Needed:

Mirror (I used an Ikea Tranby mirror)

Gallery Glass colors used: kelly green, royal blue, amethyst, lime green, citrus yellow, sunflower, plum and jadeite green

1. Prep your surface by cleaning the mirror. The mirror I used has small, mirrored pieces around the rim. If your mirror is flat, don't worry: It is the same technique.

2. Working in a pattern, paint small squares around the mirror. Paint about three or four rows around the rim. If your mirror has small, mirrored pieces around the rim, paint each of the mirrored pieces with a different color.

3. Allow the paint to dry for 36 hours.

Tips: Never shake Gallery Glass. If you do, you might get an air bubble. If you get an air bubble, just pop it with the end of a sewing pin. If you make a mistake, wait for it to dry and peel the mistake away.

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