Monday, April 18, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Gel Press Prints and Hot Glue Mirror

Happy Monday to all of you Creative Hearts!!

I'm still into the hot glue gun.....can't seem to put it down.  Today, I'm "beautifying" the frame of a mirror.  I just love the way the hot glue, Gel Press prints, and dark paint come together to create such a "rich" look.

Here we go.....

List of Supplies

Framed mirror from craft store (I purchased mine at Michaels)
Americana Acrylic Craft Paint
8" X 10" Gel Press Plate
Plain white copy paper
Foamies Foam Stamps
Dollar Store dart board for texture
Decou-Page Matte
Black Liquitex Gesso
Inka Gold Metallic Paste - Copper and Green
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint - Carbon Black and Brown

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!!




  1. What a fabulous project - it's a knockout! Love the process, and so appreciate the video!

  2. Your mirror frame looks gorgeous. What an awesome effect you created with this technique. Really amazing idea.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely art and the video.
    Hugs from Monica

  3. This is fantastic and I am going to have a play with it. Dx

  4. This is gorgeous. My question tho - how do you use hot glue so well. I just make big messes and cannot seem to control it!!

    1. Thank you. Hot glue is kind of messy, but I just keep going and worry about pulling off all of the "strings" afterward. Sometimes I even use a little razor knife to cut away strings or blobs that I don't like. And, I try to keep even pressure on the trigger so that it flows out consistently. Thanks for asking.

  5. I enjoyed your video and what a fabulous mirror you have created! Love that texture made with the glue!

    1. Thank you! I've become a little addicted to the hot glue because you can use it on so many things. If you are interested, I have a couple of other hot glue projects on my YouTube channel.