Friday 27 January 2017

Hot Glue - Three Silver Streaks

 This card is entered into the Crazy Crafters' Project Highlights this week.  To see all the other great cards and vote for your favourites (from 7pm AEDT) click here.

This is my second attempt at the hot glue embossing technique.  I was pretty unhappy with my strange drops until I turned them upside down!  Now I think they're not so bad.  

I was really unhappy with my colouring and was really giving myself a hard time but now that it's all layered and finished - I'm actually quite pleased with it!, Hot glue embossing, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Hot glue embossing - I think this looks a bit like drops of mercury or liquid silver

So I'm slowly learning not to despair too early because with a few finishing touches the result can be surprising., Hot glue embossing, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
My hot glue drops have quite a bit of depth and weight!

The basic concept of the hot glue embossing is to lay down a pattern with your hot glue gun onto watercolour paper.  Let it dry and then heat it with a heat tool for a few seconds to warm it up and get it tacky again, sprinkle it with embossing powder and then use the heat tool to set the embossing powder.  

After that, spritz the paper well so that it's very wet and drop water-based inks onto the paper so that the colour floats on top and the colours bleed together.  I really wasn't happy with my colouring, so I have to admit to adding more colour with a sponge dauber!  Whatever works, right?!

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'Til next time!


  1. Oh, my goodness, Stephanie! I just ran across this technique on splitcoast! It is on my 'need to try that!' list. Your's turned out beautifully...I have to give this a try! TFS and prompting me to move this closer to the top of my 'to try list'. Gorgeous Artwork!

    1. Thank you, RaeDeen! I really wasn't sure it worked out, so I'm very grateful for your kind comment!

  2. It's striking. It caught my eye straight away when I walked into your craft room last time. Great work!

  3. Well Stephanie, if every card I was unhappy with turned out as great as this one I would be a master lol. I love this card and the over all effect of it....reminds me of water and plants in an abstract way x

    1. Thank you, Kim - you're very kind! I kinda see what you mean about the water & plants in a murky sort of way! I guess the best thing about abstract is that everybody can see something different.