Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More melting fun

I am so excited as I am off to Anaheim to CHA with one of my oldest friends in the business, Wendy from The Stamp Attic. Wendy and I go way back when to those days when stamping was just putting a stamp on a card and colouring it in! In fact you even stamped with felt tips instead of ink! I thought ooh a bit of sun and lots of new goodies to look at, but no the forecast is rain, rain and more rain! mmmmm... umbrella or bikini? lol I will be twittering pics from there if all goes well and I can get the phone to work, so if you would like to see pictures, then follow me on Twitter.
I shall schedule a few posts for while I am gone, so you can still get some inspiration , and the webshop will still be open with Mal filling orders! Please be patient with him!
Meanwhile back in the studio, where it is chaos, I have taken a couple more projects from the workshop to show you.
Here in this piece, I dipped a piece of stamped card into the meltpot which was clear utee with a couple of drops of  To Dye for Ink (yellow) and allowed it to dry on the non stick sheet. When it was cool, I gently moved the card back and forth so it cracked. I then just wipe over a distress ink to fill the cracks.

The second piece is an idea I gleaned from Suze, and uses the Idea-ology Frames. Here I filled the frame which is placed on the non stick mat the right way up, and while it is still warm, poke a hole in it in the middle. I dipped one of the Idea-ology Foliage flowrs in th utee, and the leaves are covered in distress stickles. Add the flower to the centre of the utee frame with a long brad, and glue back in with Glossy Accents. Add the elements with jump rings.


Happy Creating!


18 comments:

Julie said...

Gorgeous stuff, Jennie!

Yep--nothing but wind and rain here in California--I'm so sorry! So looking forward to CHA...my first time! Hope to see you there!

maddy hill said...

beautiful ! hope you have a fab time Jennie ! xxxx

Helen said...

That is so pretty! And I still colour with felt tips from time to time you know.... Have a great time at CHA, wish I was going.

Rukhshana said...

I can't see the image of the yellow cracked UTEE piece but the frame looks great! Have a fab time at CHA - one of my dreams to go there once.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow, what I wouldn't give to be going to CHA - especially if it was sunny!

Your frame is just stunning, and your technique is so clever,

Lucy x

Artyjen said...

Have fun! Wow you will get to see some wonderful goodies and new delights from T!m.
xoxo

Julia Dunnit said...

Have a good trip! It'll be a terribly hard working blast, I'm sure!! Regards to Wendy.

Sid said...

Your melt art is so fab Jennie. Love the cracked UTEE piece !

Hels said...

Fab techniques hun...loving the frame...that would make a FAB necklace...and as for CHA...take your bikini...it'll be sunny and warm...don't worry about us..in freezing cold snowy England...you go and have a good time hun...am not jealous..not at all...nope...not a bit....*don't forget my present* ROFL xx

Wendy said...

Hey, who you calling old........?? LOL Well the forecast gets warmer by the day once we get there so fingers crossed and I am def packing my brolly, safest bet, as for the bikini not so sure the world is ready for that one!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful melt art Jennie! Your little frame is stunning! x

Lottie said...

I just adore these - I have been having fun with the melt pot and the ideology frames too - love your take on Suze's flower in the middle

Have a great time and look forward to see your posts of what you got up to - when you get back

Jan said...

I adore your blog..I found you through Julie's Open Window and I'm so glad I did :) Thanks for some great inspiration!

Evelyn S. said...

Thank you so much for the goodies that arrived in my mailbox today! Wonderful prizes! Thanks again, Jennie!

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh lucky you going to CHA. I'm only about 18 hours drive but well you know how it goes,,have a wonderful time with Wendy( I won't tell her you called her old) LOL find lots of goodies and say hey to Tim for me!
cool crackle art btw!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh and I want to see the pictures of you two in bikinis!!!!!

Jennie said...

mmm Lynn pictures of me ( I can't speak for Wendy) are definitely not for public consumption! lol

Joanne said...

Oh please can I come with you, please, please, pretty please??? xx