Sunday, 2 March 2014

A Hot Glue Gun Experiment.......

Today, seeing as though it is pouring down with rain, I have spent most of my time playing in my craftroom even though household jobs are piling up........
I decided to play with my hot glue gun, making shapes on my craft sheet primarily to use with my gelli plate, I tried some hearts and I liked this one I made so much that I decided to incorporate it onto a canvas, I would love to know what you think?
The glue was clear so once it had dried on my craft sheet I painted it with several coats of London Bus Paperartsy Fresco Paint, when that was dry I roughly painted on some Rock Candy crackle paint to see what would happen and it sort of worked after I had added distress stain??
I covered a heart that I think came stuck to something with dictionary paper and painted it, finished off with a Tim Holtz remnant rub.
All this then had to sit on something so I set about an 8 x 8 canvas using Paperartsy fresco finish paints in Beach hut,south Pacific, bora bora and London bus using mainly an old credit card to apply.

For added texture I added painted and  handstiched dictionary and designer paper.
Some stenciling with Dylusions stencils.
I stamped the equations from Red Rubber company onto tissue and applied,
the sides of the canvas had the same treatment
Final touches were loads of numerical remnant rubs and flicks of picket fence distress paint.
The sentiment was computer generated.
I'd love to know what you think about my experiment.
thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. I think it looks brilliant, Amanda!
    What a stunning canvas and I love the vibrant colours! The texture of your gun-glued heart is simply stunning!

    A very clever and awesome make!

    Claudia x

  2. Gulp! Amazing... the glue gun heart with that crackle is so unbelievably cool to start with, and then the wild and wonderful layers in the background. Stunning colours, and bold black - a brilliant, brilliant canvas.
    Alison xx

  3. It's yummy !! Love it !
    Corrie x

  4. A stunning canvas,the colours and background are so vibrant.

  5. Fabulous textured heart and a great canvas xx

  6. This is just such an amazing piece of art, Amanda!! Love that London Bus red so much. Definitely a piece of art with a heartfelt message!

  7. This is awesome! I love the texture.

  8. What a great idea, it turned out fantastic, your canvas is beautiful. Great colours. Shirleyx

  9. Ah, this is excellent Amanda!!
    I adore the complementary colors you've chosen.
    The textures are splendid.
    It's not a simple equation, hahaha!
    I'm happy you've joined us for this challenge and to visit your blog.


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