Saturday, April 11, 2009

Meltpot Art at Ranger U

I couldn't wait to do meltpot art with Suze, as I have been using a meltpot ever since I first saw Suze demonstrating with the first one many years ago.... When they first came out I acquired one from the States, and still use it to this day. I love the fact that you can mould stuff, pour stuff, and create stuff! Being a jeweller it appeals to my sense of 3D, and I often find things to mould using the moldnpour compound. Old jewellery bits are good, and charms are fab!
Suze taught us lots of techniques using the meltpot,with utee, and beeswax, something I shall do more of, and adding lots of glitz as well.
Ranger U had made frames for all of us to put all our finished techniques on, a very inspirational idea I think, and it meant we had them all in one piece and could of course hang them at home! I was a bit concerned mine might be damaged on the journey, but wrapped up well with bubble and lots of American newspaper it made it home in one piece!
Here is the finished piece, some of it I would love to redo, but for the moment it is as it is!






These are just a few of the techniques taught, and I promise I will teach you some of them.

A Happy Easter to all who celebrate. Now, don't go eating all those chocolate eggs at once !

15 comments:

Robin said...

Just beautiful!

Steph said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Especially love the butterfly x

Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous I love the first one with the yellow & Black flower x

Jennifer said...

This is stunning Jennie, I can't wait to find out about these techniques, although I will need to go out and buy a melting pot first!
Jen x

Ellen said...

what a good idea to make a frame for all the little art treasures. that must have been such a nice visit you lucky thing.
Ilook forward to hearing all the next instalments.

Crissi Harvey said...

looks really beautiful Jennie

Linda Elbourne said...

Some beautiful pieces here Jenny ... my melt pot could so with some time out of it's drawer
:0))

June said...

I love the butterfly and also the cracked one at the bottom. Some gorgeous work here Jenni
Hugs June xxx

House of Hullabaloo said...

Oh I love it. I have a melting pot put have never used it. All the ideas!

Shazza said...

FABULOUS!!!

Jennifer said...

It's me again! There is an award on my blog for you, I hope you like it.
Jen x

Hels said...

J'adore la Papillion :O)) Soz, went all French for a moment!! LOL Love this, need to see it in the flesh please and that butterfly, ooooooh, divine! x

MamaCass07 said...

This is a fabulous piece of art! I am intrigued! Thanks for sharing!

cardesque said...

these are fabby Jennie - I keep telling myself I really don't need a melt pot but I am just kidding myself. There is a little something for you on my blog:)

Jackie

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Stunning, looking forward to the tutorials x Leigh x