Wednesday, March 23, 2011

408 Large Antiqued Floor Mirror in Aged Copper Frame

Another beautiful piece of furniture in Justin & Burk's shop in Portland Oregon; this floor mirror built by us. 

The frame has a simple profile and is finished with several layers of casein paint followed by a couple layers of aged copper leaf.  

Detail of mirror antiquing.  Close study of real antique mirrors and patient development of my process makes my mirrors look very authentic.  

Close view of frame in natural daylight.  A layer of gunmetal blue hides behind the copper.  You can see the greenish blotches from chemical "aging" of the copper leaf.  All layers are protected by a matte clear coat with a subtly crackled texture. 

Close view of frame under incandescent light showing layers of gunmetal blue and barn red paint, copper, and green copper "age".  

Another close view under incandescent light. 

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