Ed Roth Stenciled Mirror Tutorial

March 20, 2014Allison Murray
Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

In today’s sponsored post brought to you by Plaid and Blueprint Social, we’re going to rock out Ed Roth Stencil1 and Multi-Surface FolkArt paint from an exciting new product line!

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

So this is the second wall art project for my DIY home office and I am loving it! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an amazing Ed Roth stencil and some FolkArt paints that just so happen to fall in line with my chosen color scheme.

And I thought and thought about how I should use this fab floral stencil and I waffled. And to be honest, this isn’t even the first project I did with this fun floral stencil. Nope, I first started using it to practice my skills with it and something pretty awesome was born of it. In fact, I’ll be sharing that next week so eyes peeled people!

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But for my next second go with this awesome stencil I thought about stenciling my filing cabinets but the amount of prep work in priming them and all of that… I got over that idea pretty quickly. I thought about stenciling something on the walls… but that’s just too permanent for my tastes. And then my eyes wandered to a $5 door mirror I picked up at WalMart around college dorm room equipping time.

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

It was one of those things I purchased because $5 for a big mirror is insane and I’d be nuts to miss out on it and not buy one. And then wondered “what in the heck am I supposed to do with this thing?” Apparently I was supposed to put it in the garage for a good 4 months.

But then it felt like I needed something tall in the corner of my office behind my printer. I ran out and brought that unused steal of a deal in and placed it there. I was happy with the size/shape for the space but it was just a plain ol’ cheap ol’ mirror. But with my stencil I was totally able to rectify that!

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution! 

Now this Ed Roth stencil I got and the paints I used are awesome. Let me count the ways:

  1. The stencil is 12 x 12 inches and the pattern is fresh and not dated. I don’t know how many times I go through the stencils and think that a lot of them are more suited for my grandmother’s taste than my own.
  2. The stencil is so big you could easily use it on walls or furniture like big ol’ filing cabinets.
  3. The stencil’s surface is mylar, which doesn’t mean much to me except that I noticed that this sucker is way easier to clean than a lot of the stencils I have and use.
  4. The FolkArt Multi-Surface paint is both indoor and outdoor so it will be useful in lots of projects I have in mind.
  5. The paint also works on any surface which won’t limit my creativity.
  6. Dishwasher safe <– maybe the most awesome thing about this nifty paint!

For this project you will need:

  • door mirror
  • sponge brush
  • masking tape
  • temporary or move-able spray adhesive
  • Ed Roth stencil
  • FolkArt Multi-surface paint

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

Now I had already used my stencil quite a lot and I am apparently a slow dauber, so my stencil already has dried on paint on it, but totally ignore that!

Spray a small amount of adhesive to the back side of the stencil and place onto the mirror.

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

Carefully daub your paint onto the glass in an up and down motion to help prevent any blurry, blobby paint seepage under the stencil.

And see that blue and white polka dot on the left? That are my pajamas because I totally got inspired at about 10 at night and went to the office to start working on this thing on a total whim!

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

Remove the stencil by pulling up as cleanly as you can.

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

I wanted my flowers to appear to be peeking out from the frame so I taped off that area of the frame and then applied my stencil to the glass. Now… the area right by the frame doesn’t actually touch the glass for the rise in the frame so you have to be really carefully stenciling this particular area.

Continue adding your flowers of your first color until you are happy with the placement. Allow to dry completely. I gave mine an hour under a ceiling fan.

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

Next, stencil your second color on top and overlapping your first flowers. Again, using the adhesive and the up and down daubing motion.

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

And here is a close up of my new Ed Roth stenciled mirror!

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

When Russell came to see why my office light was on and I was cursing at the cats at 11 at night he informed me that my mirror was “gorgeous” and gave me a high five. Which is amazing because normally I say “look at what I made” and get back an “okay’. :)

Easily stencil a mirror for a room brightening yet gorgeous wall decor solution!

White all of my office stuff back where it goes, the mirror is a bit covered up but still looks nice, I think! Plus, it was so easy to make!

Before you go, have a peek and give a follow to The Plaid Palette Blog, Plaid Crafts on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for lots of inspiration and ideas!

Now let’s see what the other lovely bloggers in this campaign have crafted up with their Ed Roth stencils and FolkArt paint:

 

Comments (5)

  • Cindy

    March 20, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Gorgeous!!! Stunning!!! So very lovely!!! The design is to die for and I love the colors you used. Such a special gift for someone and that someone could be me, lol!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Nat & Holly

    March 21, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    I LOVE how you used the stencil! I would have never thought to do it on a mirror and it turned out great! I really like the purple, too. Great job!

  • Lindsay – Shrimp Salad Circus

    March 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    This is such a cute makeover, Allison! My cats are always sneaking into picture, too – love it!

  • Dona

    March 1, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Can u clean the mirror? Or will the paint come off?

    1. Allison Murray

      March 1, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      I kept mine to where I just dusted it and it was fine, but now that you mention it I imagine the paint would wash off at some point if you had to use a cleaner.

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