Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday with Christine: Playing with Hot Glue!

Paper Crafts Magazine recently had a call for their Supply Savvy Issue.  If you know anything about us Practical Scrappers, it is that we love to play with our supplies!  When I saw hot glue mentioned in the supply ideas I got some ideas rolling around and decided to just play! Here's the two I came up with!

 For this first one I doodled a heart using hot glue.  Once it dried I sprayed it down with mist.  Once that dried I pulled the glue up slowly leaving a distressed looking heart.

For this second card I did a similar concept.  I set out to doodle clouds with the hot glue.  Then misted but this time I didn't pull the glue up.  Once dry I laid the scallop circles on it and realized it looked like flowery doodles too and I kind of enjoyed that.  So I created a big flower and topped it off with some flair!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios & American Crafts
Flair: American Crafts
Washi Tape: Bella Blvd
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Twine: The Twinery
Canvas Scallops: Little Yellow Bicycle

I had a lot of fun creating these cards and enjoyed thinking out of the box!  Have you ever used hot glue on a project for something besides adhesive? 

Before I head out today I want to share a well written article.  I OFTEN get asked how in the world I have time to scrapbook.  This article so beautifully states exactly why I make time to do this hobby I love!  Monica has also been a fan of Practical Scrappers for quite awhile and we have always enjoyed her creations too!