Hi there. I want to make a room of mirrors for my walk through this year. I've searched the forum but haven't seen anyone post
steps on how to make funhouse mirrors using Mylar. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!!!
The box frame he used is concave, but it would be pretty easy to change the curve to an convex one, or even a rippled one to get the distortion effect. Just need to experiment with the angles and how much you can bend the acrylic sheet without breaking.
Thanks for this, Frankie's Girl !! Is it actually mylar he is using? I have never worked with mylar and didn't think you could see through it. It would be cool to
be able to put a "surprise" behind the mirror. I hadn't even thought of plexiglas. Good idea if I can get it cheap. I was trying to figure out how to make a wooden frame and backing.
mylar "space blankets" are super cheap ... i got a bunch from amazon ... they are kind of "see through" and i'd imagine would work well for the effect ... soapy water would cause the mylar to cling to the plastic and a squeegee or some other similar material could be used to work out the bubbles & excess water ...
i've done a similar effect using real mirrors ... no not a funhouse mirror, but lightly sanding the back of the mirror & removing some of the "silvering" reflective material does turn it into a 2-way mirror ... the light in behind is essential ...
Yeah, I tried to use the emergency camping blankets that they sell at the Dollar Store but I couldn't smooth the creases out, even with heat. I could have made several mirrors for next to nothing if the blankets weren't folded so much.
I tried to do this with mylar and could not get it to reflect the way I needed. Ended up getting plexiglass with mirror coating. We used a router to make a groove in a 2x4 and made a frame. worked very well. It is more money but it is a long term prop we use every year!