And then....I blew my own feeble mind with what came next! I thought to myself, I said "self, what if you wrote the words out in hot glue and then it dried?" But, I didn't want to write it directly onto the tiles, because I had never tried writing words with hot glue before. I didn't want to ruin the tile project I had just pieced together, if it looked bad. So here's the epiphany folks!! I decided to try and write the letters out using hot glue, but onto a piece of parchment paper. Because my food doesn't stick to it, so maybe hot glue won't stick either, right?! And guess what? It worked. It totally worked!! It worked so good I almost freaked out!!
I was able to write the lettering I wanted, let it completely dry/harden. And then gently peeled it off...and (in my best Belt from the Crood's voice) Duh-Duh-Duh!! I had the lettering I wanted. Then my obsession with gold spray paint got the better of me and I spray painted the letters. And then my crazy desire for glitter kicked in, and I tried some glittered ones! And then my kids saw what fun I was having and they joined in. And at the end of the night I got a "You are the best mom ever!" statement from my 6 year old. And I love that!! What a little glue, glitter and spray paint, and a half an hour won't do to make little girls (and big girls) happy!
|Here are some of the words I did and then spray painted or put glitter on while the glue was still wet. For the glitter you need to sprinkle while the glue is still wet. But for the spray paint, let the glue dry completely first, then spray.|
|And here is the LOVE lettering right smack dab in the middle of shiny tiles!|
Parchment paper is what you pipe the glue out onto.
Use the longest glue sticks you have (so you don't run out of glue before you finish your word) it works best to keep the glue coming out as evenly as possible. You don't want stopping and starting a lot. And you don't want globs.
Try to keep even pressure and movements.
Practice makes perfect. (or good enough!)
Stop back by tomorrow to see the whole project! There's a tutorial and a challenge to make a project using just one yard of fabric!
For now I'm going to take my feeble, blown mind off to bed! Happy Crafting Peeps!! Love ya much.