I've been experimenting for the last few weeks with just hot glue and wax paper. I wanted to see if I could build with just hot glue by creating stencils that I could glue together to create sturdier structures.
So far it's remained an experiment and is just purely for fun. I've yet to figure out how I can use this method to make something substantial.
Here are some images of the stencils and what I've created:
I enjoy the shadows cast by the structures much more than the structures themselves.
A fun experiment that I am enjoying. The only big issue is that I wish I could control the amount of glue coming out of the gun as it's difficult to create strong sturdy strands or avoid the typical gloopiness of hot glue.
A video I made below of the process with some cheesy music:
Well nothing more to really share about this, aside from it's a fun experiment so if you have a hot glue gun, some wax paper and some time then this is a good way to explore sculpting and drawing at the same time.
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My name is Franceska McCullough and I'm the owner and artist of Toothpickmoon. Here I will share my studio practice in all it's forms.
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