Art Swirls #3. | Hot Glue Canvas Painting

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Welcome to #3. of Art Swirls!

Today we will be doing Hot Glue Canvas Painting. 

YOU WILL NEED

  • a canvas of any size.
  • Acrylic paints.
  • a hot glue gun +extra glue sticks.
  • A semi-steady hand +good handwriting, or letter stencils.

THE INSPIRATION

 

 

I found the below lovely image on Pinterest, and decided to put my own spin on things. I will probably do one similar to the picture eventually.

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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP ONE~ FIRST DETERMINE A DESIGN AND SKETCH IT LIGHTLY ON YOUR CANVAS WITH A PENCIL. 

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IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE ‘SHEEP’, I USED THIS MAGNET AS A STENCIL.

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STEP TWO~ NEXT, BEGIN TRACING OVER YOUR PENCIL MARKS WITH THE GLUE GUN. WATCH THE CONSISTENCY OF THE HOT GLUE AND TRY TO BE CONSISTENT IN THE AMOUNT OF GLUE ON THE CANVAS.

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GET RID OF THE ‘SPIDER STRING’S’ AS YOU GO!

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STEP THREE~ NOW CHOOSE YOUR PAINT COLORS AND BEGIN PUTTING THEM ON IN THE ORDER YOU WANT THEM. THE DESIGN IS UP TO YOU. I MADE THE SHEEP PLAIN OLD WHITE.

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STEP FOUR~ STRENGTHEN AND DEEPEN THE COATS OF PAINT AS YOU GO UNTIL SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORK. MAKE SURE THAT THE PAINT IS EVEN. ALSO MAKE SURE ALL THE HOT GLUE IS PAINTED OVER EVENLY. AND YOU’RE DONE!

 

 

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Crazy Easy Valentine’s Silly Putty

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So…I was sitting around one day thinking about Valentine’s. I like crafting and almost anything diy. Then I was having fun on pinterest and came across something called diy silly putty. So I put my own twist on it!

Supplies

  • Arrowroot powder (or cornstarch).
  • Dish soap (preferably colored, instead of white or clear.).
  • 1 tbsp measuring spoon.
  • heart shaped cookie cutter ❤ .

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This is the very basic method:

  1. Put 2.5 tbsp of arrowroot powder into bowl.
  2. Pour 1.5 tbsp of dish soap into bowl.
  3. Stir together.
  4. Knead with hands.
  5. Shape with cookie cutter.
  6. You may also add food coloring if you want more color.

One thing I noticed is I had to add more arrowroot to the mixture so it wouldn’t be sticky. If it’s too dry, add soap. Too wet? Add arrowroot.

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haha. Just being silly (get the pun?) 🙂 .

~Emmaline