Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hot Glue Embossing Revisited

Good Morning all! I am thrilled to have a video tutorial on Hot Glue Embossing going live today at Split Coast Stampers. You can check it out here.

A couple of years ago I created this card for a challenge. I loved the way the hot glue created dimension and interest. You can check out that post here.

After being asked to be a guest tutorial author for SCS I played around some more with my hot glue gun and came up with a few more ways of creating designs with the glue.

Tip - Try out different ways of working with the glue, using different embossing powders and different combinations of re-inkers on scrap paper.

For the card above I sprinkled gold glitter about 3/4 of the way through heat embossing, unfortunately you can't really see it in this photo (did not have proper lighting for this shot), but it does give a wonderful effect. The art panel on this card was made by the drizzling the glue. When you add the re-inkers the colours tend to stay within the confines of the pattern spaces.

Here are a few more sample panels that have yet to be made into cards.

 Supplies: Watercolour paper, hot glue, embossing powder, re-inkers


  1. Just saw this on Splitcoast - stunning! Like miniature pieces of art!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous cards! The video you did was so clear and easy to follow- thanks!

  3. Hi there Connie, I wanted to say how thrilled I was to find a crafter living so close to me....haha Next, I wanted to let you know how lovely these little pieces of Art Work are. I was it on SCS, and knew I'd have to say hello to you because we are practically neighbour's.... Smiles I would love to have you visit me at any time. Once again, your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love your Blog as well.....

  4. I love this technique! I can't wait to try it! I've never seen anything like this before. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love this technique! I can't wait to try it! I've never seen anything like this before. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Wow! I love this technique and can't wait to try it. Your samples are amazing and your tutorial is fabulous. Thank you!

  7. I love your tutorial and art! Just was it on SCS. Really awesome directions. Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much.

  8. I saw your tutorial over at SCS and thought it was an great idea. I'm going to try this technique on a much large scale---a canvas using acrylic paint and ink. Seems to me I'll be able to create an awesome abstract piece of art and I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for the great inspiration!


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