Do you have an old mirror sitting around that you would love to do something with and just do not know where to begin? This mirror design may inspire you.
Not only is is cheerful, but based on the colors you choose you can make one to match your decor as well. How was it constructed? The wood background was cut into a circle and painted.
Once the paint was dry, the mirror was attached to the wood with a strong adhesive. The glue should be allowed to set for 24 hours before hanging the mirror. During that time you can make the quilled circles. Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.
It was popular in Europe during the 18th century for ladies of leisure. Since it did not tax their brain or gentle dispositions women were allowed to quill. Quilling supplies can be purchased from various places on the internet. There is a single tool required and of course glue to hold everything together.
Simple tutorials can also be found. Once you have all of your circles made you can adhere them to the wood surface. After everything is dry attach a mirror hanger to the back of the wood. Then stand back and enjoy your new quilled mirror.
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