17 Feb 2012

feeling a bit inventive

First off, Let's start off with a quote.
I'm feeling so quotey right now, I want to write a book about the best ones I have seen so I can keep it with me at all time, read it and smile that I think "not alone".

So, this inventiveness thing - yeah?
It's probably all been done before but what the hell, I think I invented something. I'm going to smother myself in self adulation, clasp my hands and look wistfully at everyone who may applaud me on my apparent ingeniousness or die with fright from the sheer horror that its old hat (pick one). Either way, here is my inventive baby. Using a glue gun; those bloody things that burn your finger ends away, right to the bone and give off whiffy-burny skin aromas **pong**

I was faffing with my hot glue gun tonight, for a project that I made for Fantastic Ribbons. I always use a heat resistant/non-stick mat to rest my glue gun on. So when I came to clear up from the ribbon project, I noticed a lovely mound of silicon looking/feeling melted glue. Oh I do love to play with that. As my glue gun was still hot, I squidged the rest out to "play" with and made this pattern here - next to the tag. As it lifted off the non-stick mat so easily, it was like a piece of art, waiting to be abused by ink!

I thought "Im going to use that as a mask. And so I did. I squirted yellow ink over the top and was left with this lush pattern.

I built upon the tag and obvs got too carried away and hid the masking bit, but I'm chuffed with my sunset coloured tag and how glorious she shines


But the best thing was, I further made more hot gluey magic by framing the picture of the little girls and etched the frame with a daub of silver ink.
**skips happily at such inventiveness that's probably not inventiveness but still.....**

So, the ribbon project?
This week the DT at Fantastic Ribbons have been making accessories using ribbon. Today was my entry. To see how this lush rainbow ribbon bow was put together, come hither

Don't forget to leave your name on either yesterdays or today's post to be in with a chance of winning a huge bag of buttons from Fantastic Ribbons.

Love
Kirsty x
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28 comments:

Eileen said...

Blooming super idea ... gonna use this if I may? I will link back to you of course... I am always 'ponging' of glue burns...so now I can fight back lol xx Many thanks ... Eileen xxx

Eileen said...

Now a follower ! x

Anonymous said...

What a great idea with the glue. We've all had those moments of the glue drying before we've managed to stick two things together but it takes a Kirtsy to figure out that it can actually be art/craft/used. I know what I'm going to be doing on my week of next week! Thank you.... :-) Jude.x

Anonymous said...

will try this but not hide the effects as these are the bit we are aiming for here!

Doda Smith said...

If you have some foil, the kind used for hot foiling, then make a swirl with your glue gun on that and when it cools and you pick it off, you're left with a lovely foiled bit of glue stuff. You can make snowflake and heart decorations using this method. While the glue is still hot if you lay another bit of foil on top, then you have a two sided decoration.
I like your clever idea to use it as a mask!

Donna said...

Love the frame idea (and the comment about foiling :-)
Going off in search of old glue gun languishing at the bottom of the 'tools I never use anymore box'.

Jaki Morris said...

I have an unopened glue gun nestling in my drawers! I love the whole project but I have nothing to get messy with. I'm sure all that will change after the 21st!

Take care
Jakix

Jenne said...

Kirsty love that idea. My glue gun often goes for long periods of 'abandonment' and I feel guilty about it. I am now going to 'stick' my gun right next to my work space and promise to use him before the week is done. Kirsty consider yourself a saint...you have freed Mr Gluegun from the depths of the dark over filled glittery sticky inky box that has become his home. YAY Kirsty!
I am also going to try the foil thing.

bex said...

the glue idea is fab-love the blog-you make me laugh and cry! thanks for giving me the chance to win the lushous(as Marion E.would say)ribbons. all the best

Becky

..xxx..

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Well I think you can congratulate yourself on your creativity and I think you have invented something - what a cracking idea! Love the frame on the tag!

You go girl!

Tina
X

Maggie (an undertaker) said...

saw this technique in the latest issue of Docrafts (albeit using the glittery glue) but hadn't thought of using it as a mask - great idea. Docrafts also used it to make a 'frame' around a button (other objects are available!) - you make a puddle of glue, press the button into the hot glue and wait for it to dry - voila a custom made frame for any object. Am loving the quotes - I read your blog every day and almost every day you make me laugh - keep up the good work.

Julie Kearney said...

Oh to have an ounce of your imagination x x

Brenda G said...

O my Lordy Lord! That is so clever! I'm not safe to be let loose with a hot glue gun, so will just have to admire from afar. Love love LOVE it! x

Judi said...

Brilliant idea Kirsty, may have to give it a go. Love the frame idea. Yet another brilliant quote.

Jaki, isn't that a tad uncomfortable?

Jo said...

Brilliant Idea and gorgeous card :D

jo xx

Redanne said...

The frame idea is just genius. Love the quote, it so applies to me.....Ax

Clair said...

Haha..I love your gluey invention!!! & I'm glad to hear i'm not the only one who burns their finger tips EVERY time they use the glue gun!!lol..
xxx

Fiona said...

Great quote, thank goodness nobody could accuse me of being like that. Don't do latest technology (as Jaki will testify) or designer clothes or anything the least bit keeping up with the Jones-ish.
V. inventive use for the glue gun btw. xx

Lisa said...

Love the glue idea Kirsty! and that rainbow ribbon is gorgeous...
Chance to win buttons too? what a lovely post, Thanks!
Lisa x

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Barbara said...

Brilliant ideas with the glue gun and the ribbon is gorgeous. Can we hear some more about your gorgeous little boy. Have a bichon myself but love dachshunds, they are so loving and funny!!!

Lynn said...

I'm loving your quotes and looking forward to what you come up with nexr. Think I might make a little book to keep quotes in as I always try to remember the good ones I see but always forget them. Off to find my glue gun ... well not right now as its after 2am but tomorrow defo.

Lynn x

Maggie the Undertaker said...

Lynn - love the idea of making a little book to keep the quotes in - may just have to copy your idea, or how about a 'round robin'quote book?

Debo said...

BRILLIANT idea! Must drag glue gun out of box under desk (it seems we all keep it in a similar place)
Great quote-again. I did start writing quotes in a notebook a couple of years ago - Lynn has reminded me to search it out and start again!

By the way, what a talented group of followers you have. I will have to find the foils when I delve for my glue gun! Oh, and some buttons...I may be gone some time...

Debo said...

Oh, did you ink the glue frame while it was still hot, or wait until it had cooled?

Pol said...

Great idea - sadly not one for me - I'm not at all safe with a hot glue gun! Never can remember not to catch the hot "drips" with my hand!

Carolyn Phillips said...

OK, I really must get myself a glue gun!

Sazzle said...

Love the quote and the technique Kirsty and would love to win all those buttons :-)

xx Sazzle xx

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