Monday, January 18, 2010

Melting Fun!

On Saturday I taught a workshop at Pickleberry Crafts, and we had such fun using the meltpot. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, and we played with lots of UTEE , and stamps.  In my normal capacity as a teacher I have a very short memory for names ( comes with age and a very bad memory!) so Girls thank you for the great day. I was completely exhausted when I got home, but smiling! I have booked two new all day classes. I am not sure if they are on the website yet, but the dates are February 13th ( not a friday!..lol). This is a class using my favourite all time product  ALCOHOL INKS and March 27th using DISTRESS INKS ( including the new colours), so if you would like to book ( there are limited class places) please contact Kate at Pickleberry.
Here are a couple of the lements we made on Saturday at the class. The first one is a marbled butterfly which is the best thing to do. Put two or three colours in your meltpot, and DO NOT stir! Pour out when melted onto your non stick craft sheet in a swirling motion, and immediately place your cutter into the utee. Allow to cool, and remove your cookie cutter. Voila!

The second piece is alittle more complicated but so easy to do. Here I made a mould using Mould n Pour, and poured into it a little utee. I then dipped a piece of card into the same pot of utee, and immediately stamped into it with one of Crafty Notions stamps. Allow it to cool and then remove the stamp. You can only use natural rubber in this technique , not clear stamps! No release agent is needed. I stuck the two elements together with Glossy Accents, and added some stickles to it.

I will show you a few more of the techniques later in the week.
Have fun CREATING!

14 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous Jennie - Glad your class went well X

Kath said...

Ooh that looks very interesting to do! I wish you were nearer. I would love to come to one of your classes.

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely marble technique. WOuld it cause you to shriek if I tell you I gave my melt pot away about 4 years ago. You can see from my blog that it's not really my thing..more to the point, haven't missed it.But my point (at last) is, if I'd had a few lessons and some inspiring days with it, I might have grown to love it - use it even!!

crafty creations said...

OOOOOOOOOOOooh what wonderful pieces Jennie - love my melt pot - wish I was nearer to attend you classes xx Hilda

Hels said...

Love that butterfly, it looks amazing...loving the other piece too but I can't understand instructions...so you will have to show me how to make it ROFL

Helen said...

I agree, the butterfly is fab! I must dust my melt pot off and use it again...

Carolands said...

These are fab Jennie x

Amanda said...

Hi Jennie I loved your workshop and have been admiring all the pieces we made. Hope to see you at the next one. Amanda (I know you won't remember names I was to your left!!)

Chris said...

What fab pieces, Jennie. Time to dust off my melt pot too! :o)

Riet said...

Ohhhhh wowwww Jenny,what BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine said...

thanks for these ideas I am always a bit stuck when it comes to ideas for utee

Sid said...

Very nice work with the UTEE Jennie !

Shannon said...

I have always wanted to get one of those UTEE pots and learn all those cool melting tricks and I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I love what you've done with yours. It's inspired me again to want one. Of course every time I visit your blog I'm inspired. I love your artwork. You do such diverse and interesting artwork, I adore it.

ducklady said...

Love the second one Jennie x