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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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
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
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals –
200ml Clear :CSUTEECLEAR ,
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
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.
2 Now press the feather stamp with the gilded wax on into the UTEE.
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.
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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 Add some of the enchanted gold & the patina gilding wax to match the other UTEE pieces that have already been made.
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.
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.
12 Pick the trailing long end of the ribbon up and loop it through the knot of the bow.
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.
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.
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.
17 Add the dazzler to the centre of the bow to complete this area of the project.
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
19 Take the enchanted frame panel and make a hole in the top centre of the piece.
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.
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