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Cheri shows us some really fun crafts that we can do with aluminum foil, paper, a hot glue gun, India ink, and a piece of ...
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I’m going to be showing you some really fun things that you can do with aluminum foil, paper, a hot glue gun, some India ink and believe it or not, a piece of steel wool.
So we’re going to go ahead and get started and then I'm going to set my little fish up here. And basically what we’re going to be doing is creating a picture we’re going to a sketch on a piece of paper and then we’re going to use a glue gun and we’re going to go over all of our drawn lines with a line of the hot glue.
Then what we’re going to do, so we’re going to take some aluminum foil and we’re going to lay it over the top of that and smooth it so that it goes over, so it goes over all of the areas of the hot glue. It’s going to be raised up and then we’re going to smooth that down so that it’s in the low areas. What we’re going to be making is what is called a Repousse and it’s a term that goes back way, way back in history where people worked on metal.
And they would use a tool that would make some areas pop out and some areas go in, in a low relief kind of thing. So this is our version of Repousse and we’re going to go ahead and get started.
I choose underwater scene to do but certainly, whatever you want to do is totally up to you. I’m just going to stick with this, this kind of theme here with underwater, I’m going to go ahead, and draw some fish here and you don’t have to color anything in everything is just lines.
So think in terms of a simple line drawing with detail, with clear outlines and some detail and they look really, very, and very, cool when they’re all finish. I'm going to go ahead and put a fancy fin on this fish smaller one down here let’s see given some bubbles and just let the bubbles go off the top of the page. I think I’m going to put another fish behind this one, so we’re going to do a little overlapping here.
So it looks like the fish are kind of swimming in a school. And this one I will give a different patterns we’ll just put stripes on them. And let’s see let’s put some seaweed here and I think we’ll put a piece of seaweed here but what I’m going to do is put it in front of this fish. And so that I don’t forget that’s it’s in front off I’m just going to erase, erase the lines of my fish from behind. And then I can put another piece of seaweed.
So it looks like the fish is swimming through the seaweed. Then I’m going to go ahead and put some like vegetation type figures here they kind of look like coral or clumps of different kinds of cool things under the ocean. And put a rock there and maybe we’ll put another rock here.
We’re ready to start with the hot glue and you might want to keep some extra sticks close by. Couple of things to remember about hot glue is one it does get hot and you want to try and keep your fingers out of the glue. After it comes out of the gun, you also want to make sure that you don’t touch the metal tip because that’s where the heat is. And you know, if you’re kind of young and you know your mom doesn’t let you use hot glue guns yet what you can do, you can still do this project. You can draw the picture mom can do the gluing, you can help with the foil part and you can help with the ink and you can even help with the steel wool part, so. The only thing you can’t do on your own is using the hot glue gun. And truthfully some kids even if they are old enough to use them are a little cautious about using them.
You're going to get little threads that looks like spider webs and you just have to pull those off at the end. And you’ll notice I started on that one piece of seaweed because I didn’t want to forget to take it in front of the fish. Then I want to make sure that this piece goes behind the fish. And I’ve got some spider web’s there I have to deal with later. Okay, now I think I’m going to go ahead and do this piece of rock here.
And sometime I won’t exactly follow my lines and that’s not a big deal. Sometime you may find that you want the glue line to go down in a particular way. Or you don’t like where you put a line and you just go ahead and change it.
Okay, an artist makes changes all the time. Just because you have, a sketch doesn’t mean you have to follow it exactly. And you're going to find what works best for you when you're using the glue gun. You know you may want to let the tip rest a tad above the paper and then just kind of let the glue fall out of the glue gun. Or you may want to just let it lightly touch, so it actually kind of drags on the paper. And the first way is going to give you a really kind of tall thick line of glue and the other one is going to give you more of a flattened out, line of glue.
And it will actually show up when you covered it with the foil, and like I said before this is our version of Repousse. Okay, now we’re going to do the fishes tail I'm actually going to start here and here I'm going to make a little bit of a change, okay.