In my last post, I shared my struggles with making realistic looking etched miniature mirrors. After more experimenting, this is the best I can come up with. They won't fool anyone up who looks too closely, but they turn surprisingly realistic if you move them a few inches into the room.
You will need:
small mirror (I used a 1/2" mirror tile)
silver/mirrored paper (the shinier the better)
x-acto knife and cutting mat
grey marker or paint
white craft paint
small paint brush
12.Here, the design has been filled with white paint, and the mirror is buffed clean. It may be necessary to apply two or three coats of paint in order to fill the entire design..
15. I forgot to photograph this step, but you should also run a grey marker around the outside of the frame to get rid of the white paper edge.