Mirrors recycled using colored foil from Easter eggs & chocolate bars. Kitsch & shiny & way cheaper than using gold leaf… Stuck with PVA (white glue) then varnished to protect the foil which is fragile. Hellishly fiddly & time consuming to do but a nice result. I start with an all over base layer, gold foil if I’m using predominantly red or green foil if I’m using blue, then a second layer of torn strips & then a third layer which is usually a long curving strip which snakes right around the frame.
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