Tuesday, January 19, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Combines Hot Glue with Watercolor

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Hi, Cornelia here today, playing with hot glue. During my prolonged period of inactivity (eye-problems) I came upon a cool video on you tube (by Connie McFarlane) and ever since I wanted to try this out. You'll see that I have not fully mastered this technique, but I am still happy enough with the results, so I'll share it with you here.

I started out with a small strip of water color paper and placed some hot glue lines on it.

While the glue is still hot you take a pointed tool (a thick needle or perhaps a knitting needle) and run it through the glue.

Sprinkle the glue with embossing powder while it's still hot and sticky and heat it with your heat tool. I wanted actually to be in gold, so I tried Inka gold, but it did not stick (that's where the gold is coming from...)

The black embossing powder created some cool pattern on the glue in my experiment. But I liked it, so I did not add more.

I then filled in the white spaces with water color and some more Inka Gold.

Here is the finished panel:

I used teal paper as back drop and glued it onto white card stock. Added the sentiment and rounded one corner.

It looks really cool in real life. I will definitely do this again and next time I watch the video beforehand and not rely fully on my memory.... it would have helped ....

Happy stamping!

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  1. Gorgeous Cornelia, love all the texture and brilliant colors. I have several cards with the hot glue EB technique in my SCS gallery. Really, really fun technique. TFS your beauty and steps !

  2. WOW.. this one cool card! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Most mixed media scares me, but I really like how bright and pretty this is. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Amazing! Fabulous technique leading to a stunning card. I might just have to try this!

  5. This is such a cool technique. Will have to try this for sure. Great card!

  6. Wow - this is super cool!! Love the technique and how your card came out. Thanks for sharing your creation with us!!

  7. I love how vibrant your card turned out. The black really brightens the colors!

  8. What a cool cool technique! The card looks beautiful with the artsy panel...

  9. That is such a cool technique. That panel is so stunning.

  10. Such a great technique Cornelia! Fabulous job with the first try itself! And lovely color combinatin! :)Suchi xx

  11. Beautiful effect, such fun and every one would be unique, just love the idea of this technique x

  12. This technique is so cool and you panel is awesome! xxx

  13. tolles Ergebnis, aber nichts für mich....*lol
    ich verbrenn mir dabei garantiert die "Flossen"

  14. WOW, love the effect get when you do this technique!! Thank you for sharing this with us:)

  15. I would never have thought of using hot glue like this. Certainly takes mixed media to a new level! The panel you created for the card is so stunning.

  16. Fab technique. I feel a case coming on..... Love the dimension the glue gives and your fab colours. Hugz

  17. Great color combo! Will have to give this a try!


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