Hi there, folks! Wow, it’s been a week jam packed with good food, good company, lots of laughter, and some productive creative work. I’m in the midst of completing some projects for blog hops – J pokes fun at me with an exaggerated excitement as these will mark the first “blog hops” of my crafty career. His sarcasm aside, I happen to be very excited to hopefully make some new connections with crafters and establish good relationships with manufacturers. I have several projects I’d love to share with you, but alas, I must wait until the blog hops take place in October.
During the latter part of this day, I allowed myself to let loose and get messy. I started playing around with my hot glue gun and am pleased with the results – somewhat grotesque, and I love it!
Sneaky peaky only, as I may post a full tutorial on this one with Hampton Art in October.
I drizzled hot glue onto the project, and once dry, encouraged the darker pigments of various sprays to run into the crevices of this rather dimensional project. Finally, I highlighted the raised surfaces with Clearsnap Mixed Media Inks. Ultimately, I think the use of the hot glue added a very organic element to the project, and I’m going to utilize it more in future projects. Give it a try – it’s quite fun to go crazy with a product you usually try your best to hide!
Have y’all been following Craft Wars? I think I’m just about to give up on those guys. In my opinion, the criticisms are often ridiculous. Or perhaps I need to adjust my expectations. It’s craft, not art,… I guess. But why can’t the judges respond positively to the many inspiring artistic and occasionally abstract choices being made?
Anyway, considering their likes and dislikes, I think they’d hate this effect which I’m sharing with you today. When I dragged my guy into the room to show him my project, I prefaced by saying it looks like something you’d encounter during a dissection. In fact, the longer I look at it, the more the result reminds me of omentum, you know, the fatty curtain that hangs around our guts haha? If the omentum keeps its momentum, I’ll have a full project to share with you soon :-).