Melt Art Flower & Feather Panel – Part 2

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This project continues on from part one of the

`Make an Enchanted Frame Melt Art Panel`

     and shows how to create a piece of art work using various different techniques with the Melt Art melting pot. This part also shares different tips using the

  Creative Expressions Gilding Waxes.

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Melt Art Part 2 Workshop

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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret 12 x 12 Collection Papers :HCDPI227

Melt Art Melting Pot : MELTPOT

Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28 Die : WIZS6-003  

Spellbinders Delightful Daisies 3D M-Bossibilities : WIZE3D-003

UMount Design Elements Stamp Plate : UMDESIGN

Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax

Patina :CSGWPAT  & Enchanted Gold : CSGWENC

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals –

200ml Clear :CSUTEECLEAR  ,

20ml Pots  Lapis Jade: CSUTJADE , Tropic Violet :CSUTVIO ,

Blue Raspberry : CSUTBLU , Malachite Fire : CSUTMALA

Teal Grosgrain Ribbon : 373-58-042

Reversible Ribbon : 148-153

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Cut Rite Wax Paper : WAXPAPER

Coconut A4 Card : 40980

Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT

Creative Expressions Dazzlers – Brown : DAZBRWN

Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

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Step by Step Instructions

1  So to continue with the workshop and with the gilding wax freshly applied to the chosen stamp, tip the remaining molten UTEE onto the non tick craft mat. Please make sure you have some grime boss wipes to hand to clean the stamp after use.

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2 Now press the feather stamp with the gilded wax on into the UTEE.

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3 The stamp will only take a few moments before it will release from the stamp. Cut off any thicker unwanted areas whilst the UTEE is still warm.

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4   Quickly wipe the wax away from the stamp making sure you get into all the small areas. It takes a little while but the results of the wax on the UTEE are well worth it. NEVER LEAVE THE WAX ON THE STAMP AFTER USE.

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Take the prepared enchanted frame piece and gently bend the paper backwards to straighten the piece, this in turn will crack the UTEE and give a great distressed look to the piece.

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Add some of the patina gilding wax to the cracked surface to highlight the cracks. Take some of the melted but then hardened UTEE pieces (leftovers from cleaning the melting pot) arrange them over the cross over section.

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Take the heat tool and start to melt the UTEE onto the card. Make sure the heat tool is moved around well to stop the pink underneath UTEE area melting further.

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Add some perfect medium or other ink to the feather stamp (this acts as a release) and press this into the molten UTEE. If the UTEE begins to harden before you get to stamp into it then just re heat the UTEE again using the heat tool.

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Add some of the enchanted gold & the patina gilding wax to match the other UTEE pieces that have already been made.

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10  Now for a close up of an often asked question `how to tie a bow`. Take a good length of ribbon and make a loop then hold the shorter tail end in between your thumb and 1st finger.

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11  Loop the longer piece of ribbon that is trailing near my 4th finger on the step before & wrap it over and back down behind the loop ribbon. This allows the centre bow area to lie nicely.

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12  Pick the trailing long end of the ribbon up and loop it through the knot of the bow.

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13  Then pull both loops of the ribbon. It`s ideal to keep your finger in the loop as you are pulling the bow tight so the loops stay in a uniformed way.

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14 Once the ribbon loops and the centre of the ribbon are nice and tight then the ends of the ribbon are ready to be cut off at an angle.

14 3615  Now assemble the UTEE pieces onto the prepared panel using a 3d glue gel or a hot glue gun for add strength. Attach the bow to the corner of the piece.

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16 To keep the colour theme running throughout the project and the fact I didn`t want to use a clear dazzler then take some patina and enchanted gold gilding wax & rub it into the brown dazzler. This will help age the piece.

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17 Add the dazzler to the centre of the bow to complete this area of the project.

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18 Now as I was out of the teal ribbon then a length of 2 tone ribbon has been used.
Lay it on a craft mat and apply some patina gilding wax along the length of the
ribbon.

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19  Take the enchanted frame panel and make a hole in the top centre of the piece.

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20 Loop the ribbon over and poke it through the hole using a pair of closed scissors. Secure the ribbon on the reverse side of the frame using some double sided tape or glue.

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21 Add another frame panel to cover the back of the card and to cover up the ends of the ribbon. Here is the completed project which I hope has given you a few ideas with the melting pot & also more uses with the gilding wax. They are great pots of colour and work so well on the ribbon which remains soft. Happy Crafting

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4 Responses to Melt Art Flower & Feather Panel – Part 2

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    It was worth waiting for Suzanne – amazing techniques. Got to get hold of some gilding wax next! X

  2. Suzanne says:

    Thanks for the kind words – I do love seeing your comments and the waxes are wonderful – I have 6 pots lined up on my desk as they get used so much
    Take care and I hope your hand / arm is coming on well and you are finding crafting much easier ~ Suzanne x

  3. Mena Ward says:

    hi Suzanne, I wonder if u could help me please I am trying to get hold of the cross die from spellbinders,i don’t see it on the create and craft website where I usually purchase my dies from.I just wonder could I but them direct from creative expressions and do they deliver out to Ireland please. Regards Philomena.xx

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  4. Suzanne says:

    Hi Philomena
    I`ll add the retail list where you should find links to different retailers that have bought stock of the crosses from Creative Expressions http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/detail.php?pid=WIZS5-093
    I hope this helps – if not then it`s worth phoning Creative Expressions direct and i`m sure they`ll be able to help
    Phone number : 01536 481 778
    Kind Regards
    Suzanne

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