Introduction: Hot Glue Gun ART

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While I was falling asleep last night I got this great idea to use hot glue as a resist technique in a watercolor painting. Similar to batik, however, instead of hot wax I used hot glue and worked on paper, rather than fabric.

Step 1: Supplies

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large sheet Arches paper (I think any paper would work)

Hot glue gun

glue sticks

watercolors

brushes

water container

Step 2: Heat Up the Glue Gun

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I plugged in the glue gun, waited for it to heat up and began to draw with the glue.

Step 3: Paint

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When finished and the glue was cooled and set I began to paint.

Step 4: Finished

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I really like how the little strings of glue that landed on the paper created its own deigns within my glue drawing.

Comments

mouse1234 (author)2015-09-15

Hi Susan,

Love your picture...does the glue get removed? if so how?? I've done batik and you remove the wax after sections are done. Would love to hear from you.Thanks!

I did not remove the glue however I suppose you could try I just might be worried that it would tear the paper
Best Susan

Anne E.M (author)2015-07-22

That is so unique and very,very pretty!!!

Thank you so much! check out my cards on my site

www.susancirigliano.com

Giulia Art (author)2015-06-09

Congrats on making finalist! How was your sleep until now?Are you waiting for the big announcement? What prize would you like to receive? :D

Susan Cirigliano (author)2015-05-06

Thank You very much!!!
This piece is 20"X24" but I bet you could do it smaller for cards...give it a try...I might as well!

hollowayhandbag (author)2015-05-03

fab little work of art theres so much you can do with a glue gun every one should have one should try it with glitter glue sticks and enter the glitter comp to lol

totally agree!

littlemissmaker123 (author)2015-05-02

omg, i am so trying this! thanks for the instructable!

awesome!!! please send photos of your results!

inbal1525 (author)2015-05-01

The photo was trippy, I thought you made a batik! The batik technique is very similar; the canvas is cloth, paints are special dyes, and outlines are drawn on first and outlined with nailpolish (with a fine point tip). The outcome is amazing! Congratulations on tricking me and making really nice art by the way :)

Thank YOU!!!!!

mandolindaking (author)2015-04-30

You are always AMAZING! LOVE your work!! Thank you for sharing!!

Wooo hoooo thank you thank you!!!

craftyv (author)2015-04-30

I absolutely adore this work. Congratulations. I have tried to be creative with glue before and it's very hard to use. Well done.

Susan Cirigliano (author)craftyv2015-04-30

Yay!!! Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun and was pretty happy with my results!!!

bagnitsch (author)2015-04-30

This is so pretty plus so simple! Nice job!

THANK YOU!!!!!!

Creativeman (author)2015-04-30

Very nice Susan!

NathanSellers (author)2015-04-29

Beautiful work. My wife was thinking of doing something like this.

ashleyjlong (author)2015-04-29

Interesting --kind of like a short hand version of batik!

Yes Ashley, hot glue is to paper what hot wax is to fabric!

Lisa Arbolino (author)2015-04-29

Just beautiful. Wish I could see it framed. I began following you on this site because your projects are amazing, use simple materials and your directions are so easy to follow. Thank you.

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!!!!!!

yavr (author)2015-04-29

you are an artist

seamster (author)2015-04-29

This is a really neat effect. Nicely done!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!
I had a lot of fun doing it!!!!

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