Sixty four crafters have been playing with hot glue guns and Stix2 products this month at card club. We tried out six techniques that we learnt from Michelle Johnson at our designer demo day. It was great to have a go and everyone was successful!
Here are the three cards we made:
Card 1: stamping into hot glue…
…and then adding foils and mica powder to create embellishments.
The Woodware clear stamps were definitely up to the task.
I have made this variation by gluing small hot glue gun beads into the centre.
I added the same foil and mica colour to both the flower centre and the beads. I think this is very pretty.
Next Card 2: we used the sparkly adhesive sheet, plus made glittered gems (yep – they do look like jelly tots!)
We did some very simple “splodgy” colouring using distress inks and a blending tool. Quick and easy – but with the added sparkly film it looked fabulous!
Finally card three with three techniques:
The ultra sticky heat proof double sided adhesive is fantastic for foiling and frantaging. We used Cheery Lyn die cut sea horses. Perfect for practicing our mica pearl technique with the hot glue as it didn’t matter if they were all different sizes!
Isn’t that rainbow foil gorgeous!
And we used the new Stix2 A4 masking sheet to create a background of waves on our tag.
This uses the same technique as the sea horse. I did this tag with Stix2 at the trade fair. The bird is a Tim Holtz die which you are welcome to borrow when you are cropping if you want to have a go:
Here are a few other sample cards as a quick reminder of different techniques you can try.
Use the heat proof double sided adhesive with foil, glitter and embossing powder!
Add micro beads to the hot glue to create flower centres:
Use your cling and wood stamps to make embellishments, plus use glitter to make glittery gems.
Use foils on your glue beads….
…which looks fabulous!
Use the hot glue gun to draw shapes directly on your craft sheet – and save waste pieces to make die cut shapes like these flowers:
Remember those reject bits I collected. I tipped them onto my craft sheet…
melt with a heat gun, and spread out…
…when cool add foil…
…and a second colour of foil…
…then brushed with mica powder…
…and then die cut it to create heart embellishments.
I could re melt the waste, but I rather like this negative shape, so it might end up on a canvas!
I enjoyed card club this month, and I hope you did too.
Many, many thanks to Michelle for her generous loan of the glue guns. I am returning them to her tomorrow, and bringing back with me her brand new techniques DVD. If you want to learn even more techniques then why not treat yourself to Michelle’s DVD!