Playing with Glue Gun Stencils

If you have a glue gun, and you like to use it, you can make some really neat stencils. Today I’ll show you a couple of mine, and how I worked with them.

Let’s get started. You will need a glue gun, parchment paper, and an idea! Once the glue is dry it will just peel off the paper.

In this first one I am using those blending brushes from the last post to color the fabric. Because the stamp pad ink is almost dry when you brush it on, you can move the stencil around to other areas of the fabric.

Here is the piece finished.

For the next examples I used the Marabu Fashion Spray Paint. I really love this stuff, and have used it on other projects. If  you are interested in seeing other projects where I used these spray check out this post and this post.

I always like to check to be sure the stencil worked. Here I pulled it up before it was finished.

Here are a couple of the finished pieces using the Fashion Spray.

Lastly, I’m using my gel plate and fabric paint. I put way too much paint on the plate in this picture!

Next I placed the stencil on top of the paint.

Now to lay the fabric on top of the stencil and smooth down.

Then lift up

And the results from this first piece.

Here is another one.

And more. This is the first print. Not sure where that red came from. It must have been on the plate.

I removed the stencils and printed again. This is probably  my favorite print.

And another showing first print and then removing stencils for another print.

These are so much fun to play with. I love the marks the glue gun stencils make, especially when they are removed from the plate. I want to make more of the lines. However, before I do that I need to find a better glue gun. The one I have is real small, and tends to hurt my hands when using it for any length of time. If you have a glue gun you really like, I’d love to hear about it.

This is just another tool to add to my creative tool box. Some of these pieces will be cut up and printed over. But for now, I’ll just leave them on my design wall to see what they tell me to do.

Oh, before I forget, I’ll be speaking at the Texas Bluebonnet Arts & Craft Group Zoom meeting on Creating Fabulous Fabrics with Resists in February. If you are interested in attending the Zoom meeting, I’ll let you know later how you can attend. If you would like me to speak to your Zoom meeting, just email me and we’ll set up a date. As always, thanks for dropping by.