This is an amazing technique that I think everyone could use it somewhere in their creative art. Being raised in the Aleene’s Tacky Glue world (my momma is Aleene) I was always creating and designing with glue or watching others make magic with glue. I’m not really sure who first started this technique but it’s been around for a very long time. Keep in mind years ago there was one the one Aleene’s Tacky glue in the gold bottle. Nowadays there are dozens of glues on the market. (Same goes with acrylic paints) Soooo you will need to play and experiment with the supplies you have. They will all give you a different look (trust me on this one). But always a fun experiment. So lets get started….
Pour Puddles of Glue
First pour the glue into ‘puddles’ about the size of a quarter (I’m working on a 2″ x 2″ piece of cardboard so you will need to adjust for the size of your project). I’m using three colors on this project (Again pour more if using more)
Add Acrylic Paint to each 'Puddle' of Glue
Pour acrylic paint into each ‘puddle’ of glue. The last ‘puddle’ in photo is white. Even tho the glue is white when wet, don’t forget to put the white paint into it. If you don’t, the glue is clear when it dries. (Does it sound like I’ve done that before…Trust me on this one)
Mixing all Glue and Paints Thoroughly
With a toothpick mix all the glue and paint ‘puddles’. Make sure you no longer see any of the glue. Very Important step…Mix thoroughly
Apply Mixed Black/Glue onto cardboard background
Place the prepared black mix onto the cardboard background. Make sure you put on a thick even coat on background.
Drizzle Red Paint/Glue mixture over wet Black
Drizzle the red paint/glue mixture over the wet black/glue mixture on background.
Drizzle Whie paint/glue mixture
Drizzle the white paint/glue mixture over the wet background mixture
Pull pin tip through all drizzled paint
I use a corsage pin because it is larger. You take the point of the pin and pull through the wet paint to create the ‘look of copper enameling’. BUT do not over do (I know it’s mesmerizing but too much will turn your project to mud)
Again trust me on this one (I’ve been there). A few other advanced hints, try just drizzling just dots onto your background, then take the pin and draw from center out. You will get a star flower like image that is very cool.
Here is finished piece….let dry completely…usually over night. I love to use Sakura 3-D glaze over the top and also add micro beads or layer other pieces I made on top.
So Just have fun with this wonderful technique… to me it’s just timeless!
Oh!! btw: for things to use to put this onto….wood, cardboard (don’t forget to use and of the cardboard you might normally recycle) even brown bag (glue several layers together)
Enjoy and remember keep recycling creatively