Did you ever read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Well, I did. I might have been obsessed. The illustrations gave me nightmares, and the stores made me wary on anything that seemed dangerous. It taught you things like, if you see a toe in your garden, don’t eat it. If a guy offers you two hundred dollars to stay in a haunted house over night, most likely, body parts will be falling out of the chimney.
Recently, the Scary Stories books celebrated it’s 30th anniversary and to commemorate the occasion they replaced all of the amazing, nightmare inducing illustrations drawn by Stephen Gammell. A bummer. So, to celebrate him and scare myself (because that’s what Halloween is all about) I made this.
The picture is a little rough to see, I could only catch only the mirror angle or the illustration angle, but I love it! You don’t even know that creepy lady is there until you get close! It took two minutes to spray, I let it dry for an hour and I was good to go! Easy peasy!
What you’ll need: An old frame/ Windex/ An image of a scary person (I scanned a picture from my Scary Stories book)/ Looking-glass paint
Step One: Take the glass out of your frame and give it a light spritz of Windex. Then cover with a light coat of looking-glass paint. Let dry. Repeat until mirror is desired opacity.
Step Two: Reassemble your mirror. If you need your picture to be more visible, take a little bit of nail polish remover on a paper towel and lightly dab.
xoxo Enjoy those night mares you’ll be having.