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Kimberly Canale, Brooklyn, NY Vendor: Event Designer Website: Inspired Goodness About Me: From the moment the engagement ring was slipped onto my finger, I've been in love with all-things-wedding. I still get teary eyed reading proposal stories in magazines and love sneaking a peek at a bride and groom glancing at one another for the first time, as the ceremony is about to begin. With each of my clients, I get to know their personality, family background and hear the story of how they met and fell in love. Each piece becomes another element from which I use to build the overall vision for their wedding day. As the Creative Director at Inspired Goodness, my job is to create the various details that makes each of our weddings come to life. My work incorporates classic elements; engraving, hand calligraphy and vintage typography. Using a mix of found objects and flea market pieces lends a rich history to my work and challenges me to find creative ways to use mass-produced elements, each with a chic and timeless result. With every new client, I get to explore avenues I've yet to pass and love knowing that the next adventure is just around the corner!
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DIY Etched Mirrors

August 13th, 2009 @ 10:28 am by Kim @ Inspired Goodness

Now that Shira and Loren have finally said “I do”, I have a ton of projects I spent the past few months on that I can finally share!!

With the popularity of the DIY Envelope Liners and all the amazing feedback we received about the custom Family Tree designed for their invitations, I wanted to show our gift to this happy couple - a custom etched mirror.

Doing glass or mirror etching is actually very simple. Once you find someone who can output your art into vinyl, it’s a very short process and the results are pretty amazing. I was even impressed upon seeing the final result!

Materials Needed:
1. Armor Etch Cream
2. Foam brush
3. Original image made into vinyl decal
4. Mirror

The Process:
First, have your image transfered into a vinyl decal. Be sure to check with the supplier that they can replicate your image first. We had to go through a few different rounds of designs before finding the font/sizing that would reproduce best. We used Custom Vinyl Decals to output our design to vinyl.

1. Following vinyl transfer instructions, carefully adhere design to mirror. Be sure to work s-l-o-w-l-y and press out any air pockets as you go.
2. Dab foam brush into etching cream and cover design surface with a thick layer. Ensure design is 100% covered in the etching cream.
3. Let cream stand for 5 minutes, or per manufacturer’s instructions.
4. Bring mirror into sink and wash all the etching solution away. A wet paper towel helps speed up the process. Be sure to remove all the solution.
5. Pat dry the mirror and carefully remove vinyl. Clean the entire mirror once more - you can use water or glass cleaner - the image is now “set” and will not come off.
6. Enjoy!

At the wedding, we setup the mirror on the guest book table so all the guests could see it and admire the detail. After the reception ended, Shira and Loren were given the final mirror to place in their home!

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18 Responses to “DIY Etched Mirrors”

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Miss Beagle (message)  1,381 posts, Bumble bee

That is a really cute, easy project! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
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Miss Bear Cub
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Miss Bear Cub (message)  1,561 posts, Bumble bee

omg that is SO AWESOME!! RAD! I’m really going to try to do this!
I had a snoopy etched mirror as a kid. dang the 80s were cool.

 
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Nicole-Lynn

Love this! Thank you.

 
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Mrs. Cupcake
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Mrs. Cupcake (message)  1,456 posts, Bumble bee

It looked even more beautiful in person! :-)

 
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leenie
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leenie (message)  29 posts, Newbee

Wow, so great!

 
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Miss Bruschetta (message)  5,565 posts, Bee Keeper

Gorgeous! I wish we had a mirror like that in our apartment!

 
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Mrs. Penguin (message)  3,472 posts, Sugar bee

Beautiful Kim! This would make a great housewarming gift!

 
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Hayley
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Hayley (message)  214 posts, Helper bee

gorgeous!

 
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Miss Hot Sauce (message)  1,026 posts, Bumble bee

That is amazing! I LOVE IT!

 
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LatteLove
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LatteLove (message)  5,567 posts, Bee Keeper

that’s an amazing accessory to the guest book table…and perfect for a foyer or hallway decor! I love it!

 
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TH

WOW, I must try this!

 
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Jenniphyr
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Jenniphyr (message)  3,426 posts, Sugar bee

So pretty! Thanks for this tutorial — etched glass looks SO pretty, and I’ve always wondered how it’s done!

 
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Kim @ Inspired Goodness (message)  39 posts, Newbee

@Miss Bear Cub: Who’s cooler than Snoopy, right?@Mrs. Cupcake: thank’s SIL - it’s all in part due to your helpful styling on-site!@Mrs. Penguin: Certainly would!

 
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ms boardwalk (message)  356 posts, Helper bee

wow, this is sooo cool.

 
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Miss Poodle
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Miss Poodle (message)  3,386 posts, Sugar bee

I’ve done etching before but never in such a detailed way! I soooo want t try this now :)

 
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caitlanc
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caitlanc (message)  2,121 posts, Buzzing bee

Oh wow! That is stunning! I love it!

 
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laurajane

I LOVE this!

 
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kmattso2 (message)  1,046 posts, Bumble bee

That looks awesome… I love it!!

 

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