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Hello! So yesterday, I made a trip to Ikea, and I found this big mirror for only ten dollars. I'm wanting to crack it up a little bit and then cover it with fake blood. Problem is, I've never cracked a mirror. How would you go about doing that without completely shattering it?
 

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Well I wouldn't want broken glass to be any part of my display, but with the obvious hazard of broken glass, if I was going to, I would cover the mirror on both sides with a layer of clear contact paper before breaking it. It will help to keep it a bit safer for all involved, keep it from completely falling apart, and may break in such a way that it will shatter more at the impact zone and spider out from there.
 

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Best advice would be to create a fake crack look using a very thin pin point brush & black or white paint ( test to see which is easiest to see in the lighting you plan on using it. )
I do pinstriping & use oil based paint for this effect on window edges of hot rods / rat rods ( it's a thing....lol ) & I've had people think it was really cracked ! Safer this way & the paint can be scraped off to use it i another way down the road if you needed........Craft paints should work just as well.

In a haunt environment at night with ToTer's not noticing all the fine detailing we do as they run thru, it should look great for a cracked mirror effect you may need.
If done right, those that take a longer look should still work just fine.
 

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Best advice would be to create a fake crack look using a very thin pin point brush & black or white paint ( test to see which is easiest to see in the lighting you plan on using it. )
I do pinstriping & use oil based paint for this effect on window edges of hot rods / rat rods ( it's a thing....lol ) & I've had people think it was really cracked ! Safer this way & the paint can be scraped off to use it i another way down the road if you needed........Craft paints should work just as well.

In a haunt environment at night with ToTer's not noticing all the fine detailing we do as they run thru, it should look great for a cracked mirror effect you may need.
If done right, those that take a longer look should still work just fine.
Thank you! I'll try this instead!
 

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Put tape or glue card board to the back, brush it on real heavy, let it dry, then you can crack it. All this of course depends if you can take it out of the frame
 
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