21 February 2013

Embossing workshop part 3. Embellishing the embellishments.

I'm back with part three of my embossing workshop and as promised I'm back to using the melty stuff. I'm using the UTEE again with a little technique which also uses Perfect Pearls and chipboard shapes. I love this technique which is perfect for using with UTEE and chipboard.  UTEE stands up to longer heating time and chipboard stands up to a lot of layers. So let's get going...
I'm using a puzzle piece to work on for my demo but in the shop you'll find chipboard sheets or grungeboard which is great for cutting your own shapes.  I chose two colours of Adirondack die ink and after painting my chipboard with gesso, I coloured the base with my ink.

With the ink wet, cover with a layer of UTEE and melt.

Go back over the chipboard piece with a clear ink pad or Perfect Medium then dot on some Perfect Pearls. You don't need to cover the piece entirely just random spots of pearl powder.

Next comes the delicate bit. Cover with more UTEE being quite generous with it. As there isn't any ink to hold the powder in place, hold the heat gun high up at first so as not to blow the powder away, then move in closer when you see the first beads appear.

Keep heating even when it's melted and you'll see the Perfect Pearls move or float about underneath. 

The effect is a bit like that of expensive Dichroic glass which has coloured bits inside it.  It's so cool. 

Here I did the same thing again but using different colours of Perfect Pearls.

While the top layer of UTEE was still molten I gently pushed this mini bulb into it. You could try adding beads or sequins too. 

Here I covered the whole tag in UTEE and PP and after adding the top layer I put the whole thing in the freezer for a few minutes. After I'd taken it out I could easily crack it by bending the card.  If you end up with too many cracks just re-heat it and start again.
To finish my piece I used a Ranger Kraft tag, gesso,  Dr Martins Bombay ink in yellow, a little off cut of Glitz Design Yours Truly Polka paper,  Perfect Pearls in gold, forever blue, forever red, perfect pearl, copper and rust, Jenni Bowlin alphas and a Prima typo bulb.
Next week is part four and my final workshop in this series. So don't forget to come back.
Jaine x


maria f. said...

Wow. Amazing work. TFS. I think I may have to give that Dichroic glass look a go. I fell for it when it first started appearing at craft shows. TFS.

Arnlaug said...

LOVE this!! Definately want to try this out after seeing this:-)

junemac2 said...

Love this, so imaginative and of course true :)
Excellent and enjoyed the process too
hugs June x