The main living area of my home is situated in the centre of my house. On a dull day, very little light comes into the room and I end up having to put lights on. So I came up with the idea to put a mirror up to help bounce light around the room.
So for this project I used:
- 120 x 60 cm MDF board (9mm thick)
- 1.4 litres of resin (from U-Resin)
- Different size mirrors https://amzn.to/2D3dV2w*
- Crushed Glass from Ikea (alternative product: https://amzn.to/2WCPS1R*
- White Knight Super Gold Spray Paint
- Bracing for the back (to strengthen and mount away from the wall)
- D-Rings for hanging https://amzn.to/2WEqusw*
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First, the board was primed with two coats of primer (front and back) and painted silver on the front.
Once dry, I poured a thin layer of resin and laid the mirrors into the resin.
Next I added crushed glass to the resin around the mirors.
Whilst still curing, I then spray a metallic gold spray paint into a cup and using a stick, drizzled it around the edge of the mirror.
Once cured, the mirrors were cleaned up by heating the excess resin with a heat gun and using a sharp knife, was removed from the glass.
Finally, a frame was attached to the back to stop the board from warping and to give it added strength. It also doubles up as a nice feature to give the impression that the mirror is floating on the wall.
Heavy duty D-rings were also added to the frame, so that the mirror lies hard up to the wall.
I hope this video has sparked your creativity and has inspired you to create your own Crushed Glass and Resin Mirror.
I would love to see your creations, please join my Facebook Group: Resin and Mixed Media Art Tutorials, and share what you have made.