The Art of Verre Eglomise
Have you heard of the decorative art technique of Verre Eglomise? Apparently it dates back to the 13th century and it refers to the process of applying a design and gilding onto the back of glass to produce a mirror like finish. When you combine it with Unicorn SPiT, it creates the most beautiful effect. Well in my humble opinion anyway
I’ve never tried Unicorn SPiT on glass before and because this was one of those playing around, experiment kinda things,I didn't want to spend a ton of money buying a piece of glass. Fortunately, we had one of those cheap clocks and a plastic doily in our craft cupboard that would work.
I dismantled the clock and used the doily as a stencil to spray a design onto the back of the glass, before adding some Unicorn SPiT. Not too much, just a few dabs here and there and then blend.
Once the SPiT had dried I applied copper leaf to the outside edge of the glass. I had to keep flipping the glass over to make sure I was happy. It was a bit disconcerting to work on the back of the glass, you’re kinda layering everything in reverse.
To finish off the mirror, I gave it three coats of Rustoleum's Mirror Effects spray paint.
And that’s it. The Verre Eglomise with Unicorn SPiT experiment was done and I must say, I'm really happy with how it turned out.
What do you think of the technique? Is it something you would try?
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- Unicorn SPiT
- Copper Leaf
- Piece of Glass
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Published October 4th, 2017 3:30 AM
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Barbara Sharwood on Oct 10, 2017This is just wonderful. We have a large clock that I was going to throw out. Not any more. Thank you!
Michelle Leslie on Oct 10, 2017Yay, I'm so glad. Thank you and have fun
Itsmemic on Oct 24, 2017I just love this with the metal planters next to it..lovely for a front porch...going to definitely try this as I was wondering what to do with my succulents that overran the concrete planters !
Michelle Leslie on Oct 24, 2017I'm so glad you like it. Thank you so much
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