Introduction: Hot Glue Bowl - Basics

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Basic tutorial on working with hot glue to create a bowl


- a bowl (from ceramics, metal, wood or plastic)

- some solid fat (I used vegetable fat for baking)

- glue gun + glue stick - acrylic colors - I used the Pebeo 352 iridescent gold - brush - scissors

Step 1: Base

Turn the bowl upside down and smear it with the fat. This will make it possible for you to peel off the glue later. Be careful, the glue will not stick to the bowl itself but it will stick to your fingers if you touch it and it will probably ruin the pattern. Make a bigger glue dot in the center of the bottom. Then make a circle around the bottom.

Step 2: Sides

Choose any pattern you want and painting it with the glue connect the center and the circle.

Start working on the side. Pain your pattern in rows, the first row has to touch the circle around the bottom. As you can see, I painted petals and all of them touch the circle.

Then paint the second row, it has to be touching the first row.

Paint as many rows as you need to reach the edge of the bowl.

I also filled some of the petals with glue. Let the glue dry and carefully take the glue bowl off the basic bowl (starting from the edge).

Step 3: Finishing

You might have some very thin strings of glue left, just take them off with your fingers or cut them off with the scissors. If there are really tiny pieces left, you can also file them with a nail file.

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