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« on: September 14, 2007 10:29:28 AM »

I've been sitting here desperately trying to figure out how to reproduce this mirror from the movie the Big Lebowski, as a present for my husband's birthday. I have a mirror to work with, it's getting the words on that's the issue.


I thought maybe glass paint, but most of the stuff I've found so far is the cheesy transparent junk. I've been looking for sticker paper, but so far no luck. I was thinking about acrylic too, but is there any way to make it adhere permanently to glass?

*pout* Please help!
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007 10:41:45 AM »

Oh man, that would be awesome!

I would think the full-sheet Avery clear stickers would work well--you could print the text and the red on them. The white you could try using white contact paper?

I know I've seen opaque glass paint also, you might try searching another store or online.

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007 03:00:58 PM »

wow, my grandfather actually had one of those mirrors.. minus the lebowski part. i wonder if you could find it on ebay. i would say you should cut out vinyl sticker sheets with an exacto knife and put those on.

« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007 09:46:18 AM »

I'm attempting this mirror for my bf for Christmas as well!  Was there anything that you found worked particularly well?  Right now my approach is going to be printing onto glossy sticker paper and possibly using some superglue if the sticker paper isn't sticky enough.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 02:27:14 PM »

I'd go with the vinyl stuff b/c if he goes to wipe it or clean it (let's face it, most boys are dumb and do not think ahead) he may spray it with something and ruin regular stickers/paper stuff.  The vinyl would last the attack of Windex. 

This is a really cool idea though. Ha I kinda want one for myself now.   

Have you tried contact paper? 

You could use glass paint - there are some that are opaque.  Tree House Studio makes a paint marker that costs about $3, opaque, and it writes on glass. You can buy it at Hobby Lobby.  The only thing that sucks about it is that you have to keep pumping the tip and sometimes it gets blob-ish. 

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007 08:47:01 PM »

on a side note, if you do end up using vinyl sticker sheet, alot of sign shops will give scraps away for free.

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I don't know if this counts as a crafty idea - but you could find someone on ETSY who makes vinyl decals and request a special order.  I don't think it would be too expensive and it would look very professional!  Wish I had a better suggestion.  (If you both go in together might get a deal.)

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