How to Stencil or Frost a Mirror

This is a very easy process which only requires normal household products, about $20 and a steady hand.
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Start by making your glass or mirror lie flat and clean thoroughly with any glass cleaner.

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    When completely dry, cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the stencil and apply to the glass in the desired location by peeling off the backing paper.
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    Place the stencil on the paper and tape in place to secure.
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    Trace inside the stencil hole with an ink pen onto the contact paper and remove the stencil.
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    Use an Exacto knife to follow drawn lines and cut out only those sections of the contact paper and carefully remove by peeling off of the glass.
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    You should now have an exact duplicate of the stencil but one which is attached to the glass. Follow the directions on the Etching Solution which basically consist of: Apply to exposed areas of glass you wish etched, wait the allotted time and rinse off.
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    Peel off the remaining contact paper and you're done.
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