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Glue Art Wall Hanging

Brighten up your space with a piece of homemade art! Create your own Glue Art Wall Hanging from Candace Jedrowicz by using the vintage burnt brown bag technique. DIY wall decor has never looked better! This project uses metallic powders to add a special touch.

Glue Art Wall Hanging


  • Canvases – four any size
  • Aleene’s Original tacky Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Sponge brush
  • Scissors
  • Candle and matches
  • Metallic powders – I used blue, green and copper
  • Gold Rub 'n Buff
  • Heat gun


  1. Cut your cardboard design pieces and set them aside.I cut cardboard to make two wavy designs and two angular designs.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  2. Completely cover the canvas with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  3. Place designs on canvas and cover with glue. Allow to dry.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  4. When the glue is dry, set up your candle and get ready to move fast.Cover 1/4 of the canvas with glue.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  5. Move the glued area directly over the flame. Keep it moving until the glue is no longer shiny.The glue will bubble and crackle. In this photo I turned the canvas over to show the glue turning black. You’ll want to keep the wet glue are directly over the flame.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  6. This is how the burned canvas should look. Flat black with now shiny areas.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  7. Use a wet or dry cloth to wipe off the soot.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  8. This photo shows two of the designs – one finished and one unfinished.The unfinished surface is really wonderful by itself, but I specifically wanted to try the metallic powder as a finish.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  9. Use a moist paper towel or wet wipe to pick up the powder and dab it on the canvas.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  10. To set the powders, hit it with a heat gun for several seconds. Keep checking it by touching the surface. It’s done when there is no color on your fingers.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging
  11. Finish with gold Rub n Buff on some edges and textures. Allow to dry.

    Glue Art Wall Hanging

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Create a Glue Art Canvas with Aleene's Burnt Brown Bag Technique.


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