Use Altenew’s Glue Pen in a Fun Way!

by Tania

Hi, friends!

Today, I am sharing a fun abstract mixed media art journal page that I made using some of my favorite Altenew supplies! I also share an unusual way to use your Altenew Glue Pens, so keep reading below to find out more.

abstract art journal page

First, I started by placing some rough splashes of color using the Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers: Ultraviolet and Yellow Ochre. I then added some large rough dots using Sea Forest Watercolor Brush Marker. Tip: Make sure to overlap some of the colors and leave negative space.

close up of heat embossing and mixed media

I let it dry completely and then added marks with a white gel pen and the Brush Pen from Fine Liner Pen Set. Then, I stamped one of the flowers from the Wild Flora Stamp Set and a sentiment using Obsidian Pigment Ink.

mark making on abstract art journal page

Next, I applied Embossing Paste through the On the Plus Side Stencil and let it dry completely! Now, here comes the fun part: I used the Glue Pen to add marks over some parts of my design and dusted Antique Gold Embossing Powder over wet glue and then heat set it!

The embossing powder was slightly more textured than normal because of the wet glue, but I really love this effect. You can use this technique to add heat embossed highlights to your stamped images or in areas where you need extra sparkle.

Video Tutorial

For more detailed instructions with voice-over, watch how I made the art journal page in the video below! Feel free to watch it on Altenew’s YouTube Channel HERE:

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope that you all liked my abstract mixed media art journal page as much as I loved making it! You can check out more of my mixed media projects and videos by clicking here. If you have any questions, please do leave a comment on the videos or on the blog and let me know what you think!

Wild Flora Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Watercolor Brush Markers – Autumn…
[ ALTN ]
Obsidian Pigment Ink
[ ALTN ]
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
[ ALTN ]
Embossing Paste
[ ALTN ]
On the Plus Side Stencil
[ ALTN ]
Fine Liner Pen Set
[ ALTN ]
2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen
[ ALTN ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Original
[ ALTN ]


You may also like


Cindy C. February 4, 2021 - 5:18 pm

Fun technique indeed! I have been wondering about using glue with embossing powder, now I know. Thanks.

Karen Hale February 4, 2021 - 5:58 pm

Tania, love your technique. Awesome journal page!

Dee-Dee Riggs February 4, 2021 - 11:08 pm

So simplistic, yet so creative.

Patricia Wilson February 5, 2021 - 11:29 am

I really liked your glue technique with the embossing powder. Seems glue is not just glue anymore. I’ve seen people use foils with glue like that and it alleviates having to have a laminator. Thanks and am looking forward to your adhesive/glue video.

good samaritan by john marrs March 29, 2021 - 11:54 pm

That’s one scary cover!


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.