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 - 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.
|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!