Saturday, December 3, 2011

CREATIVE CORNER: Creative Glueing with a Hot Glue Gun


I finally got myself a hot glue gun after reading about its many creative uses in arting and crafting. Hot glue guns are very useful when it comes to joining parts or materials that are very uneven in shape and/or texture, and in cases where a regular glue -even the strongest, industrial heavy-duty glues- wouldn't work. I found out it's easy to use (you just need to be super careful, because it gets very HOT! No kids or pets around while you're working!) and it can do precision work too.


Do you remember the wonderful shell flower embellishment adorning my gift package containing the beautiful oya scarf I received from Turkey? It would have been impossible to join the parts with regular glues, as the surface of the single parts is very uneven and the shapes don't allow enough surface for regular glues to stick the parts together securely.


Hot glue hardens into a firm plastic-like mass which provides a secure way to keep the parts together, forming the "missing material" between uneven surfaces while bonding them together in a strong, lasting way. I'm very pleased!



18 comments:

"q en bleu" said...

Great job Anna! I think I should get myself a hot glue too!

Annuk said...

Yes, do so, it's really amazing what work it's able to accomplish! The ones for crafting aren't expensive at all... and SO useful for us creative girls! :)

zsazsazsu said...

I glued my selfmade christmas tree with such a gun and had great fun :-)

Annuk said...

They are so fun and multi-purpose, aren't they?

Colours and Textures said...

That's lovely! I have a hot glue gun somewhere in a cupboard, think I'll go and look for it.

Annuk said...

Yes, do that Tessa ! :)

heartshapedcreations said...

What a wonderful idea Annoula and the ring looks amazing!!!

Annuk said...

Thank you Maraki! :)

pantarei said...

beautiful ring Annuk!It looks so graceful on your hand!!!
great tool!!!
love u!xoxoo

Shebbodesign said...

Ow!! Great post Anna! May be I should get a glue gun too, ha ?

By the way this ring is amazing!!!

xoxo
Sebnem

Annuk said...

Thank you girls! :)
I have to thank Estella and Esther for this wonderful shell flower... I take credit for the assembling with glue only -- and, sorry girls, this is a private treasure! ;D

Yes, Sebnem, this tool is fantastic! It does amazing work with difficult materials and uneven surfaces!
xoxo

Yael said...

Most peaceful shot gun!!!! :-)
No permit needed! Good! :-)

Annuk said...

Well said, Yael!!! :)))

Gio said...

Mother nature at its best!

Madre natura al suo meglio, e' veramente bellissimo e suggestivo, mi ricorda cosi' tanto il mare ...

Annuk said...

Grazie Gio! :)
E' davvero un anello speciale (infatti me lo tengo io hehe ;D), un pezzo del mio amato mare Egeo!

maya:) said...

wooow!!! they are both amazing!!!! :O) many kisses and thank you sooo much for your visit!!your messages makes me happy!! :D

Annuk said...

Thank you Maya!!! :)

maya:) said...

:))

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