How To Make a Haunted Mirror

(Eleanor, Edward and Emily)

I needed to create a mirror that had a picture that seemed ghostly trying again, however truthfully each grownup picture I discovered was relatively boring, even outdated Victorian Period photos, so I got here throughout a photograph of three Victorian youngsters that unsettled me.  That made me take into consideration the black-eyed kids phenomena, and I noticed – wow, this may actually unsettle! 

I put it in photoshop and did a crackled ageing impact after which took and did a stamp of the darkish space on the boy’s bow and stamped their eyes out.

I purchased a big glass framed ugly image at a secondhand retailer. It was like 25 {dollars} and 30 inches by 40. I eliminated the ugly image. 

I printed out the children on common printer paper in black and white and minimize out their outlines. Taking Mod Podge glue (or you are able to do Elmers and water mixed for decoupage combine), I glued the kiddies to the underside of the mirror, face towards the glass. I needed to hold the mirror at a peak that made them seem as in the event that they had been peering right into a window at about their peak. After gluing them down with the mod podge, I allow them to dry. 


As soon as the kiddies had been dry, I took a wrung out moist dish towel and dabbed the perimeters of their pictures to make them moist, however not soaking moist. I started to make use of my finger to roll away layers of the paper, leaving the underside layer of paper towards the glass. Now, they had been “sheer” across the edges. I needed to redo one of many youngsters after I by accident moist her an excessive amount of and her eye got here off. As a substitute, I simply focused on making sheer the hair and description and leaving the face largely intact so I would not wreck it. You possibly can play with this and see how properly you possibly can take away layers of paper with out going to the glass. Allow them to dry. 

For this huge challenge, I used three cans of the trying glass spray. I laid the glass down on a drop fabric with their faces dealing with the bottom and on the again facet of the glass, I sprayed backwards and forwards, however needed it to look aged, so generally I sprayed some water on the glass after which the paint and different occasions, concentrated extra paint in some areas, much less in others. The impact was a really aged trying mirror. I allow them to dry properly.

I painted the body with black paint, then let dry. I painted with crackle medium, after which let dry. I then painted it ivory and let it crackle naturally.

Time to place the glass again into the body and cling it up!

Beneath are my three movies exhibiting the phases of constructing the haunted black-eyed kids mirror – 

Here is different ones I’ve accomplished – 

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