Saturday, October 5, 2013

How to Make a Paper Mirror

journaling stamp
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Today is the first in 4 days of post that explain how to make a project.  Today I will show you how to
make an easy paper mirror.

The first step is finding a frame for your mirror.  You could use a pre-made frame, but it's easy enough to make a pretty one.




colored journaling stamp
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paper frame
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Look through your stamps and grab anything that could be used frame a frame.  Frame stamps are the obvious choice, but you could use anything that works.  I used a journaling stamp.



Color the stamped frame.  Then cute it out including the center of the frame.



paper hexagon
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Now it's time to make the actual mirror.  Grab a piece of semirigid paper and punch or cut it into a shape that will cover the center of your frame.














how to make a paper mirror
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Flatten the a small piece of tin foil that is slightly larger then your piece of paper.  Put the shiny side face down and put your paper on top of the tin foil.

















making a paper mirror
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scrapbook mirror
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Glue opposite sides of the tin foil to the paper.  Then go on to your next set of opposite sides and glue them down also.  This will insure that the tin foil is stretched tightly over your paper.




making a paper mirror
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framed paper mirror
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The finial step is simply gluing the mirror that you made under your frame.







Have a great day and happy scrapbooking!

pretty paper mirror
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