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Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 6:05 am
by BOBBYTON80
Jess,

Loved your video. Wonderful job and very informative. You make it look so easy. I guess that is where experience comes in. I have a question though. When you blasted the back of the mirror to take the silver off it did not shade the glass. Why? I was also curious what kind of cutter/plotter you use? Thanks for your time.

Bobby

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 9:02 am
by JESS
Bobby-
Glad you enjoyed it, I don't know which video you are referring to, but that's Ok. (Guess-- the Witch?) Also, not sure what you mean by shading. In order to remove all the silver and paint, the glass must be completely frosted, leaving it with the grey look of frosted glass. I normally then paint the frost with a good enamel, to seal the freshly exposed metals, and block the view of any spiders, or whatever, who decide to take up residence on the backside.
I have two plotters, a Graphtec, (favorite), and a Summa. Both are worth the money. Hope this helps!
Jess

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 9:08 am
by BOBBYTON80
Yes, I was speaking of the witch. When I watched the video it did not appear that it was getting frosted because you could see the easel right through it. Thank you for clarifying that for me. How much would a piece like that go for?

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 9:22 am
by JESS
Bobby-
There's no way for me to know what your market will support. If I remember right, we charged around $175.00 for it.
Jess

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 10:15 am
by Kelly Harris
I don't remember this video, can either of you provide a link?

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 10:30 am
by BOBBYTON80
Click from the main page on the educational materials tab, click on azgl videos, click the miscellaneous tab then click crating a decorative mirror

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 10:32 am
by JESS

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 10:35 am
by BOBBYTON80
JESS wrote:Bobby-
There's no way for me to know what your market will support. If I remember right, we charged around $175.00 for it.
Jess


Yes I know, in New York I believe it would have a high market value. I personally think $175 is well worth it. Do you know what the material cost you?

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 10:37 am
by JESS
Bobby-
The frame was probably $20.00, glass probably $30.00, & resist maybe $10.00. Just approximate.
Jess

Re: Creating a decorative mirror

PostPosted: June 4th, 2015, 10:46 am
by Kelly Harris
Thanks for the link, I forgot all about that and enjoyed watching it again!