Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Gluey" Backgrounds

A recent challenge was creating colorful backgrounds using glue and various inks. Here are the samples I made using regular Elmer's glue and inks. The Textured Glue samples were created by spreading glue over card stock and adding some texture. After drying, various inks were applied. Here are the results. Next time I will leave more open space as the texture is barely visible.

The "gloppy" technique seemed to produce more interesting backgrounds. Glue was drizzled and "glopped" on, then allowed to dry. Inks were applied and burnished to produce some lovely backgrounds.
For more information on this technique, check out Trish's blog


Carol said...

These are marvelous. Your top set remind me of the shabby chic gesso backgrounds we did on ccswaps last year (which I absolutely loved) so I think they turned out wonderfully.

Steve said...

Interesting techniques, Mom. I much prefer the "gloppy" technique. By the way, I believe you need to edit your blog to say "creating" instead of "crating". Just a tip from your obsessive son. (wink, wink)

Chia said...

Hello Maggi,
Thanks for your post on my blog... and the link to find you here! This is a great blog and I'll be visiting often. :)

Fiona said...

Thanks for showing us these great experiments - I think I like the gloopy ones too. I have still to try out this technique

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Theses are great, it's so much fun getting messy :>)