Recently when the idea to try transferring images to a mirror hit me, I was quite surprised I didn’t come up with this wonderful idea long before.
When choosing an image to transfer it is best to choose a photo with plenty of white space so the mirror shows through.
Before beginning the transfer it is a good idea to prime the mirror with a glass & tile primer since it will increase transfer adhesion.
Next, cover a photocopy of your image (inkjet printout won’t work so well for this type of transfer) with a thin layer of mod podge or Gel Medium and place the photocopy face down onto the mirror. Make sure to smooth out any air bubbles between the transfer and the mirror.
Let the transfer take place and dry over night.
Spray the back of the photocopy with water and begin to gently rub off and remove the paper to reveal the actual transfer.
Repeat this step as many times as needed until all the access paper is completely gone.
And finally, make sure to protect your artwork with a clear protective finish.
By the way, just so you know, the scan of the mirror transfer here does not do justice to the actual piece. So don’t let it discourage you from trying this style of transfer
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