This workshop has been designed to show lots of different techniques using the `Melt Art` melting pot & how to make embellishments using the Melt Art` mold`n`pour.
As this is the biggest ever workshop it has been made into 2 parts with the 2nd part featuring this finished project. So don`t forget to look out for it.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Melt Art Melting Pot : MELTPOT
Melt Art Mold `n` Pour : MELTMOLD
Melt Art Texture Tread – Scalloped Lace – TTSCALL
Sam Poole – Art House A5 Stamp Plate : UMARTHOUSE
Spellbinders Bitty Blossom Die : WIZS5-086
Spellbinders D-Lites – Filigree Vase : WIZS2-028
Engraving Art Gold Foil : GOLF-810
Studio 490 -Embellish your Art – Yellow Flower : WV-124-51558
& Rose :WV-124-51559
Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Black : ARCHBLKSM
Crushed Wrinkled Aqua Ribbon : UK1-5-04
Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Marker Pen : DMTUMB
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Cosmic Shimmer Peacock Green Mister : CSMPEA
Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals –
Tim Holtz Sanding Block : TH92482
Grime Boss : GB30
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Cut Rite Wax Paper : WAXPAPER
Coconut A4 Card : 40980
Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Select the embellishments that have great texture on the surface as the mold`n`pour will pick up the detail and it will make a great mould when the Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) is added.
2 Take the mold`n`pour out of each pot and keep them separate. Roll each piece into a long wide even sausage shape.
3 Start to work quickly and slice off the end of the 2 sections of the mold`n`pour. A craft scrapper or a butter knife is great for this.
4 Replace the putty (which the mold`n`pour will be referred to)back into the separate pots of which they came & make sure the lid is replaced tightly to stop any air getting in.
5 Flatten the 2 pieces together and then start to work the pieces. This will need to be completed quickly as putty will go off once mixed.
6 Fold and work the putty back and forth to make sure there is an even mixture of the 2 elements of the putty.
7 The mixture will lighten as the mold`n`pour is just about ready.
8 Here the putty has been cut in half to make 2 smaller moulds, but you will need to work quickly to get them both made.
9 Roll the putty into a ball and press down on the ball to achieve a flat top and bottom to the ball. The depth and size of the ball will need to be determined on the size of the item being used.
10 Press the cameo firmly into the putty & don`t wriggle the cameo as the detail will get lost. Make sure the sides remain thick on the putty to make a lip to allow the UTEE to sit within the mould once poured.
10 11 Remove the cameo to reveal a detailed imprint of the design. The black and white cameo embellishment is ideal for various projects but making the mould will just give a different look when using it with UTEE. Set the mould aside to allow the mould to go off within 10 minutes.
12 Use the other small piece of mold`n`pour quickly to create another small mould. Now prepare another piece using the first steps again. This time prepare a larger piece & press the Studio 490 Embellish Your Art – Yellow Flower into the putty.
13 The detail on the flower head makes this an ideal embellishment to give a great imprint. Rummage around your craft items or small items around the house and see what different moulds can be made to compliment your projects. Again allow the piece to dry.
14 Select the oval bezel and a small stamp. Here the Art Houses stamp plate by Sam Poole has been chosen to get the small flower that forms part of the house. Try looking at parts of a stamp as there are often different elements that can be used.
15 Stamp using archival black ink onto a piece of coconut card.
16 Now cut out different elements & colour them in using the Tim Holtz distress markers.
18 Add some of the Patina gilding wax onto the tip of your finger and apply it to the cut stamped pieces.
19 Gather the Melt Art melting pot, any ultra thick embossing crystals (which are the same as UTEE), the just made moulds & and metal cookie cutters.
20 Turn the melting pot onto the UTEE setting & add some clear Cosmic Shimmer embossing crystals. Then add a smaller amount of the lapis jade thick crystals & place the lid on the melting pot & allow powders to melt for a few minutes.
24 25 Rock the melting pot gently back and forth to allow the UTEE to get close to the pouring end of the pot & then pour the UTEE onto the texture tread mat. Work quickly as the UTEE will harden quickly.
26 27 At this stage place a smooth end of say a pokey tool towards the top centre of the heart to create a hole for a jump ring or piece of ribbon to be threaded through. Leave the tool in the UTEE for a minute or so.
27 28 Remove the cutter away once the UTEE has set (this is often within 5 minutes) & the excess will easily come away from the cutter. The great thing about working with the UTEE & the texture treads means one side of the shape is smooth.
30 31 Scoop away any excess UTEE that remains in the melting pot by pouring it onto another texture tread or just place on the non stick craft mat. Wipe the pan clean ready for the clear to be added to the pan.
38 39 Again rock the pan careful back and forth before pouring the molten UTEE into the mixed media bezel. Don`t worry if your first attempt doesn`t go right as the hardened UTEE can be re melted. Once poured catch the molten UTEE with the spatula tool & move the bezel off the spot it was poured to release some of the heat under the bezel.
40 41 Now tip the pot forward and pour the molten UTEE into the prepared moulds that were made earlier. You may want to use the heat tool to melt the top of the UTEE further before pouring it into the moulds.
41 42 Once the UTEE is set (don`t be tempted to poke it with your finger into any hot UTEE) the flower embellishment will come away from the mould. Now add some patina gilding wax to enhance the detail on the piece.
49 Here is a photo of the finished piece made in part 2. Lots more tips to follow.