Watch and see…

 

I made this mosaic mirror for my daughter 3 years ago.

 

“Watch and see what I become…”

Watch and See Mosaic Mirror by Concetta Perot London Mosaic Artist

The phrase came into my head out of nowhere, and then the image (perfect for a mirror, don’t you think?).

She loves it so much (and so do I).

Two more in a similar style emerged soon after (now both sold).

Making the mirror gave me the opportunity to discover a way of doing mosaic lettering (always a challenge).

The background contains large bits of stained glass, so I used an etching tool and engraved the words (having penciled them onto the glass  first, in a nice font). This gave the shiny surface of the glass enough roughness to then absorb a layer of paint. I used metallic ‘Rub n Buff’ which worked perfectly. There was no need to worry about getting paint round the edges of the lettering because when you rub the surface of the glass with a cloth, all that remains is the paint in the area you have etched – voila!

There are some more mosaics in this little series, celebrating childhood, sitting in my sketchbook waiting to come to life…

8 Responses to “Watch and see…”

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  1. Krista says:

    I love that you used that phrase for a mirror, just beautiful!

  2. AG Ambroult says:

    yes. please make more. Those are a total delight. And what sweet words you came up with for your girl!

  3. Concetta says:

    Thanks lovely lady!

  4. Linda says:

    What lovely pieces. Have you tried to etch the glass with etching cream, and then used the rub and buff paint? wonder if that would work….

    Love your site by the way…

  5. wuyangmeite says:

    Nice article, great! I like it, thanks for sharing it with us. its worth reading!

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