Drawing Room tutorials
Dresden paper mirror frameJune 09, 2009
Yesterday Reiko asked me how I made the mirror which is in the Salon of my dolls house. I had to hunt for a picture but I have found one. ...
Yesterday Reiko asked me how I made the mirror which is in the Salon of my dolls house. I had to hunt for a picture but I have found one. I apologize for the quality, this photo was taken in the days I only had a very cheap digital camera at my disposal.
So here's how I did it: I first determined the shape I wanted the mirror to have. For inspiration I used a photograph of an antique mirror I found on the internet. I cut the mirror material (obviously not glass but some sort of plastic) with a jewelers saw in the shape I wanted. Then cut that same shape from a piece of wood with the same thickness as the mirror. It has to be cut very precise, because the mirror is fitted into the wood (see top left of the picture).
De gold decoration on the mirror is made with paper embellishments like Dresden Trim. You could just cut a frame from a picture of a mirror you like and use that. Maybe use some paper clay to give it some extra shape and depth. I have done that on the ceiling of the Salon and although it was a lot of work, it looks great.
Paint the frame any colour you want. Done!