Saturday, January 19, 2013

Silks Acrylic and Hot Glue

I've been playing around with hot glue more since discovering Vivian Keh's YouTube Channel and trying out her technique on my hot glue tree art journal page.  Although I liked the effect of ink to give the hot glue color, I found that it would wipe off even when dry, and really wanted to try the technique with my Luminarte Silks Acrylics.

And so this tag was born.

After making the tree out of hot glue I wanted to try to make running water. This is a first attempt, but I'm really happy with the way the color and dimension turned out and I will be playing with hot glue and Silks some more. I started with a Ranger tag, layered on some of the corrugated Fancy Pants cardstock from the January Flying Unicorn kit, some masking tape, then added gesso to the masking tape so it would take color, sprayed on Tattered Angels Partridge in a Pear Tree (my go-to brown spray), inked the top of the tag with Distress Ink in Festive Berries and Squeezed Lemonade, then went to work with hot glue. I painted the hot glue with Silks in Blue Flame, Guatemalan Green and African Jade - the mottled effect created by layering colors is awesome. The sentiment is a Dylusions stamp.  Silks will be arriving in the Flying Unicorn Store shortly, how excited am I?!?

Here are a couple of closeups: 

See the texture achieved by the masking tape covered in gesso and then misted?

For the painting, I painted the hot glue first with Blue Flame, my darkest color, then once it was dry I added some dabs of Guatemalan Green and African Jade.  Notice the subtle mottling?  The depth of color you can achieve is pretty amazing.

Thanks for stopping by!


Shona said...

this is soooooooo cool :)

Adrienne said...

love this Jax!