This workshop has been designed to show lots of different techniques using the `Melt Art` melting pot & to build on the embellishments made using the Melt Art` mold`n`pour in UTEE – Various Techniques Part 1.
Here is a close up of the ditty blossom flowers which have been coated with molten UTEE & then the Creative Expressions gilding wax has been used to highlight the edges of the flower.
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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
Three White Bead Pins : PINWHITE
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Select the 2 small ditty flower dies & cut them out using some of the coconut card. Use the normal instructions given on the Spellbinder packaging to assemble them. Choose the UTEE colours for the project.
6 7 Lift the vase up making sure the tweezers are used at all times & hold the piece over the melt pot, gently heat the UTEE using the heat tool. This will smooth the UTEE in the filigree areas & also leaves white patches if enough UTEE is removed.
9 10 Continue to play and make up different colour UTEE pieces but leave the vase solid base blank for later on. Not all pieces will be used in the project but they can be stored for another time. Add some pearl gilding wax to the edges of the flowers.
10 11 You can also just poor the UTEE directly onto the tread texture mat. Holding the melt pot in one position will make the UTEE form a circle effect on the texture tread mat. This is a great way to use up unwanted molten UTEE before cleaning the pot out.
12 13 Another idea is to cover a piece of thick card with the molten UTEE & whilst the UTEE is hot sprinkle on some embossing powder (as it`s fine & will melt into the UTEE) or add some mica powder. Just play with colour options.
15 16 Once the knot is dry move this piece around the hole in the bezel. This will allow the necklace to be free of any joins or alternatively jewellery fastenings can be added depending on the required look. Use super glue to add a UTEE flower to cover the small knot.
16 17 Link the smaller bezel to the larger one using a jump ring. Now with the bezel over a piece of waste paper add a small dot of sky teal pva glue to the hole. As the hole is small the glue will cover the space help to finish the piece off.
17 18 To make the finished vase card then take a sheet of the engravers gold art foil & spritz some peacock green Cosmic Shimmer mister over the cut to size piece. Dab off some ink & gently dry the rest using a heat tool.
18 19 Place the dry engravers foil into the Creative Expressions tapestry A4 folder with the black facing upwards. Run the folder through the Grand Calibur™ using the base plate & the Spellbinder™ raspberry plate.
20 21 Take a sanding block & gentle rub the pad flatly across the top of the embossed area. This will remove the black layer of the engraving board to reveal the gold underneath. Silver & copper sheets are available.
22 23 Take the solid vase base that was retained earlier & ink or use an alcohol pen to add a contrast colour to the solid vase. This will add depth to the finished vase and tone in the different colours in the project.
23 24 Add the engraved panel to a mirri base card & make a mat of pearl card to sit in the centre of the engraving panel. This will give a soft area to add the finished vase. Now arrange the flowers & foliage to the card.
27 28 Here is a close up of the UTEE flowers. The project colours have been pulled together by using tones of greens & teals. The Cosmic Shimmer mists are a nice way of adding extra colour to the engraving foil along with the elegant tapestry embossed texture.
28 29 Here are the other pieces made in the melt pot during the session. So lots more pieces to make up in different projects. Have fun with your Melting Pot & enjoy making up different moulds as they are so much.
Melt Art Vase Workshop