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Project

Leaf-Stencil Mirror

Introduction

A mirror hung over a mantel is embellished with a stenciled overlay of glass. Ask a glazier to cut a sheet of glass and a mirror to fit inside frame.

Materials

  • Mirror template
  • Paper
  • Adhesive shelf liner
  • Scissors
  • Enamel paint
  • Bristle brush

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Enlarge templates to desired size, and trace onto paper; cut out. Cut adhesive shelf liner into a 10-inch-wide border for glass.

  2. Step 2

    Trace bamboo template on adhesive liner so it's parallel to an outside edge (3 inches in); the stem's end should be 1 inch from adjacent side. Flip template over and trace, abutting the bottom of the first (to create a node).

  3. Step 3

    With enamel paint and a bristle brush, paint over stencil onto glass, and let dry overnight; peel off. Bring to glazier for installation. For easy cleaning, the stenciled glass should face inward.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2005