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Friday, April 26, 2013

Glue Gun Fun 2

I tried to post the pics of my walk to the beaver dam, but blogger was not playing nice, so.........this post I'd already written will have to suffice until blogger decides to be good.............


All the cards finally dried, and I laid the glue gun stencils onto the watercoloured surfaces.

It was fun choosing which stencil to use, and sometimes I changed my mind partway along......
 I wondered how the solid, thicker glue stencils would work in comparison to the sparkle glue ones

On some cards I used white acrylic with a bit of pink interference

On others, I used a white and gold blend



and on a few I used quinacridone gold and red oxide

I used a short bristle brush, and dabbed on the paint, pressing and pouncing over and around the stencils
 sometimes the stencil was clearly defined


and other times there was not enough contrast for the design to show clearly
this one just looked boring
this was a little unclear
I liked the soft gentle look of this one- sort of faded
the design showed up really well on the dark cards when I added white

and on the light cards when I added dark paint
 soft, but fading into the background
I added red pen to outline the design

It seems to define it well
 it made the cards look better
a black pen really helped to show the love
 I used red here and there
and I think these babies look better with the pen
This is my favourite one

Which one do you like the best?


What I learned:

- a thicker stencil is easier to use to pounce on the paint
- strong colour contrasts work better for a well-defined design
-holding down the stencils with a finger or two means that I will wear some paint
- the thinner glue stencils tended to move around more easily, and bounce with each pounce
- the stencils tend to stick to my fingers
- this was FUN!

I think I may just do this again.

Hope you've been having fun, too.



Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz

26 comments:

  1. Your cards are so pretty! I've tried making a few cards, and it was just frustrating for me. I'm glad that you have fun with it so that I can enjoy your pictures!

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    1. Thanks Diane! Do you have a favourite? Is it blue? lol
      Have a great day.
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  2. these have turned out a treat, my favourite is the green one

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    1. You mean the green and yellow one with the three funky leaves? I think it turned out pretty good with adding the pen. Thanks.
      Have a great weekend.
      Hugs

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  3. I'll enjoy your cards because this looks frustrating to me too!

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    1. Not frustrating at all, Debra. It was fun!
      Hugs

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  4. I'm really impressed with what you've accomplished with this project. I think my favorite is also the green and yellow one. Adding the pen outlines really makes a difference.

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    1. Thank you, Eliz! It’s fun to test out new techniques, and this was lots of fun. Happy weekend.
      Hugs

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  5. Wow, looks like you've really been having fun. I think I like the blue and pink one best, with added red pen.

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    1. Thanks Naida. I’ve had lots of fun with this project.
      Happy Saturday.
      Hugs

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  6. Suz you have been playing outside the lines and it looks like lots of fun. What if you put some powder on your fingers just for holding down the glue stencils so they don't stick? My favorite is the soft pink with the heart and Love. The names of the colors you used are wonderful. Keep playing my friend...

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I hadn’t thought of using powder--very good idea! I’ll try to remember that for the next time. Hope you’re having a good weekend.
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    2. Oooh Suz, I am going to have to try this glue gone stencilling. Looks like a whole heap of fun. I love the leafy type one and also the one you liked. So many possibilities with this. BTW all your stitching in previous posts is coming along beautifully, you clever thing. Di.

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    3. I think you’d like it, Dianne! It’s fun.
      Thanks.
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  7. Fun indeed! Picking a favourite is really hard, so I'm going to say that I like the ones with flowers best. Too difficult to pick just one!!

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  8. Wow, you have been really busy having fun. I had never thought of using glue gun creations as stencils, I have always coloured them and incorporated them into my fibre work. I think I like the flowers best, but they are all wonderful. Cheers

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    1. Thanks Robin. I've had lots of fun!
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  9. What a smashing collection of cards you've created! What will you do with them all?

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  10. Dear Suz, the idea of making stensils with A hot glue gun, is great!
    And what you created looks wonderful- love the cards---, so many possibilities and so fun!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  11. Outlining does the trick, great idea!

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    1. Thanks Marjolein, it made quite a difference.
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  12. Lovely cards Suz! Like others said adding an outline makes a difference,Love the pink and blue card. I've used my glue gun only to stick crochet snowflakes...Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  13. It was a lot of fun, Anita! I think you’d enjoy it, too. Happy weekend.
    Hugs

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