Tuesday, 27 August 2013

WOYWW 221 how much fun can you have with a glue gun?

Hi Peeps
happy Wednesday
So you want to see my desk do you? really, ok then it is

 This was taken Tuesday evening about 7.30 I am sorting through a pile of stamps .... postage, not rubber for a change. being a bit OCD I am organising them into types... ordinary uk, Christmas, special uk and foreign, well it makes sense to me.
I am about to start a big  new project (more next week, if I get it started) and am just looking for stuff to put on it, something to make me S M I L E........... Mmm intriguing.
On the left is my Compendium of Curiosity book..... by you know who, I brought this a while ago but haven 't really had the time to look through it, I am going to use it for this new project.

Anyway do you want to see what I have been up to last week..... having fun with my glue gun..... how ?..... you ask .... this is how

the glue was randomly dribbled into water to make a pattern.... it is the final page in my lace book
See it here

made an interesting mask for DIs and sprayed with mica mist

 Then I though what else could I use this for...... I made this mirror ......perfect for my fairy grotto (the craft room)

 Then I accidentally made these .... you know .... a what if moment ... I coloured them with alcohol inks. funkey huh!

 I also made some tags for a swap using my  Gelli plate prints. The eye on the middle one is cut from a can of pepsi ..... good recycling eh!

like my desk? or not.... visit Julia here    who has lots more desks on her books or rather post. Do visit ... join in if you can its very addictive but great fun.

Please don't just pass through without a comment .... just say hi and I will visit you back
coz that's the whole point isn't it?


  1. It isn't even tomorrow here yet, but here I am. I never knew you could get such fun things from dribble a glue gun into water. We'll stay tuned to see what you do with the postage stamps.

  2. Wow, love that glue!! Can't wait to see what comes next... and with the stamps. have a great week, Janet. Helen 23

  3. i never cease to be amazed at what crafty folk like yourself discover. I have never thought about the glue in water idea. What a fab mask it makes.
    Nice blog by the way

    Gill x

  4. What an interesting idea with the dribbled glue Janet. I like the pattern it that's left behind on the paper after its been sprayed. Happy woyww jill #53

  5. You have been busy but it looks like lots of fun too ;D
    I'm intrigued to see what's to come.
    Your dribble glue is so effective and as you've shown so versatile.

    Enjoy WOYWW
    Neesie #45

  6. You really have been having fun, haven't you? Yes, the piles of stamps make perfect sense to me - used to do them like that myself!
    I love the dribbly glue! Great ideas.
    Have a wonderful week with glue gun in hand.
    Margaret #37

  7. you are so creative to make all that with glue - so clever!!
    great pics too :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great, gluey week :)
    no. 38

  8. The glue gun huh Janet? Well I am going to have to try some of this as it has fascinated me!! Love those earrings!! Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #20

  9. I am intrigued by the beautiful things you have created with your hot glue gun and water! How divine! I especially love those spiral earrings!

    And what beautiful tags!! Gorgeous work you have shared here!

    Wishing you the best of Wednesdays!

    Lynn #31

  10. Now that looks like fun! I'm looking forward to getting my glue gun out next week, for another little project in have in mind.

  11. Love your ideas! thx for sharing. Ann 107

  12. Totally fun and funky but that glue-into-water trick? Cool. Want to see more....

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (22)

  13. How creative can you get with a glue gun, LOL....fabulous work hun, and look forward to what you have up your sleeve, Hugs, Avril#52

  14. Like your desk? I Love it! The tags are just fab Janet, but they are dwarfed somewhat by the genius of the glue and the water! tooooo clever and so effective. Loving the earrings.

  15. Wow! So love the dribbly glue. Looks like fun.

  16. Okay... I'm extremely intrigued and will have to keep my eye on you. LOL Glue gun glue dribbled into water? Hmmm Like I need something else to try but I love what you did with your creation. Creative Blessings! Kelly #107

  17. Hi Janet,

    Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    You have quite the imagination when it comes to glue! I like those earrings!!! I will have to try to glue gun squirted into water. I like the masking.


  18. Thanks for visiting - no, I didn't design the picture as well. It's a wooden backed rubber stamp by Woeds like honey. I love it, and use it a lot. Just so simply styled so the message comes through easily.
    Margaret #37

  19. Hi Janet, thank so much for calling by. Clever stuff with the glue there :)

    Doesn't seem five minutes since the crop last October does it!

    Hugs, Di xx

  20. Interesting mask idea. Well done and beautiful painting backround.
    You can made anything You want, that's wonderful. Great paintings :-)
    # Uuna 58

  21. Hello, I am sending this to everyone. Im sorry I am not going to be able to get to all the desk and I have now lost my sheet of paper that I was writing them down on. I don't think my cat is going to make it through the night to even see the vet. She is old just like my dog so I guess they are going to get sick at the same time or so. I just going to copy and paste and sorry to every one that I didn't get to read.. I just cant do it right now. Thank you Roberta 40 and bright blessings to all.

  22. Wow, think I'd better get my glue gun out! Love how you've coloured it with ink. Hugs. Pam#36

  23. Afraid I don't 'get on' with my glue gun. It takes on a life of its own and I get covered in the stuff. Great results though and that mirror is so sweet.
    Thanks for visiting
    Ann B

  24. Very clever with the glue gun! I must try that! Your tags are so colorful! Love the one from the Pepsi can! Thanks for sharing. Dix

  25. Love those earrings! And your mirror is great :-)

    Next Friday should be ok, will come back to you soon

    Debs 102

  26. Looks like a LOT of fun can be had with a hot glue gun. I love the earrings, I'll have to give that a go myself, I think!

    Thanks for stopping by. I've managed to raise my head above the box mountain to peer at the computer long enough to do a bit of blog hopping - not much is being unpacked as it's only a 6 month sojourn in this property till we find something more permanent!

  27. wow to those earrings - how awesome!!
    Happy WOYWW

  28. Wow! You've been busy! Clever glue gun idea. :)
    Thanks for the visit!

  29. your glue fun looks great fun, I've played with glue before....until my mum took it away! (It was along time ago.. I never do=id finish it, I was going to spray all the glue squiggles with gold but never did. So, a trillion years later I could have another go! Thanks for reminding me!
    ((Lyn)) happy WOYWW

  30. Hi Jan, don't you just love those 'what if' moments- yours is fantastic. Loving what you've done, especially the ear-rings. That could make some really funky embellishments. Have to try this one. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #56 xx

  31. Wow you have been busy and it definitely looks like you have been having fun too......I love all your hot glue creations and will have to give this a go. I love it used as a mask too and those gelli print tags look fabulous also. Have a great week! Danie #62

  32. Fab post. Love all your makes. x Jo

  33. I can't believe these beauties were made dripping hot glue in water. This is fabulous, and SO ingenious. I really must try this.

  34. This looks like too much fun. I knew I wanted a glue gun. Now I know why! Kate x #61

  35. Love your experimenting, will have to try it out for myself
    Bridget #80

  36. Lots of clever ideas!
    Thank you for visiting me.
    Karen 60

  37. Thought I was visiting the desk of a fellow philatelist for a minute!! Don't know if I can bear to come back and see what you did with those stamps but now I know what to do with my glue gun!!!
    Bishopsmate #77

  38. Hi Ms. Janet.. TY for visiting and leaving such a kind comment. I couldn't agree more with you about what a wonderful and caring group this is. Truly remarkable!!! So I love all your crafty little projects. I've had some thoughts and ideas on using aluminum cans, I'm just terrified I'll slice off a finger. I love recycling, reusing, and repurposing materials into art. I also LOVE what you did with the glue gun!!! I'm now following you!! (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #1

  39. That glue gun fun has turned out very nicely! You could link up your Christmas cards in S J Crafts 6 on the 6th series!

  40. Just playing a bit of catch up! I have sadly neglected my blogging buddies lately as I have been living busy, busy, crazy life and I'm paying for it I'm shattered!
    Fab post with great creative ideas for using a "Hot Snot" gun.... that's what I call my glue gun as, yes! YUK, it looks like that when it's active. Such wonderful results from you for such YUK!
    Wonderful tags too!
    Love Jo x


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