Here's a small mirror I use to keep hidden in my bathroom cabinet.
Then one day I decided to give it a paint job. I decided to use tissue paper for a decorative touch, the same as my petite vase. After twining and gluing the paper on the mirror in random circles I painted it burgundy.
I then painted over that with metallic nickel and then glazed over it with metallic statutory bronze, wiping off most but leaving plenty in the crevices.
Pending on the angel and light you can see specks of burgundy coming through.
Although this is a lightweight plastic mirror the metallic paint & tissue gives it the appearance of a counter mirror made from a heavier grade of steel.
Now I no longer have to keep it hidden under the cabinet!
LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!