Thursday, January 21, 2010

Uteed out!

I am desperately trying to get everything in place for me to leave at some ungodly hour in the morning, although why I am panicking is beyond me, as I am very rarely late, but the prospect of driving up the M25 during the beginning of the rush hour fills me with dread that I will miss the plane! I have scheduled some posts for while I am away and now due to the wonderful technology available, I can even post from my phone!! I am not sure I even want to try, but I will be twittering! lol
Here are the final 2 pieces from the workshop I did on Saturday. The first one is a Memory Frame which has a picture in it. I uised clear utee with a hint of To Dye for Inks in it, and gently poured the utee onto the frame and picture. Allow to cool, and add a charm.

The second piece is a cloissonee piece which is one of my favourite techniques. Dip a piece of card into the meltpot which I filled with bronze, and a touch of black utee. Have ready your stamp, not a clear one, inked with Ranger Snow Cap pigment ink. This will stay wet for a least five minutes. Immmediately stamp into the hot utee , and allow to cool with the stamp still in it. As soon as it is cool, you will be able to release the stamp. Gently heat the piece until the stamp image "floats". Don't over heat. All the stamps used are from the Butterflies plate.

Have fun while I am away, and do check back as we have lots going on on the blog next week *big grin*. I am off to find you lots of new goodies....
and Keep on Creating!

12 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

Ooooo, love that technique with the floating white pigment ink. Gorgeous! Have fun at CHA!

Nicks said...

goodies goodies we want new goodies!

crafty creations said...

Love the floating butterfly Jennie - have a wonderful trip and be sure to bring loads back xx Hilda

Lottie said...

I know you won't be reading this - but just wanted to say that I love the latest UTEE's the butterfly is my favourite!

Have a great time - and spend, spend, spend,spend.

Chris said...

Gorgeous pieces, Jennie. I just love butterflies.

Have a great time at CHA.

Helen said...

Have a great time at CHA, wish I was there!

Rosemary said...

It's lovely to see these again along with the instructions.

Have a great time at CHA

sm3wkl said...

Beautiful pieces. Love the butterfly charm!

ducklady said...

Really like new blog page and it's contents Jennie have a wonderful time x

The Scrappy Tree said...

Need to try some of those techniques, they look fabulous! Have fun in Cali! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome techniques! been a long time since I played with utee.
Have a wonderful time on your trip.
I'm green with envy!

Calv said...

Love those Jennie, especially the second one. I love UTEE, one of my fave things in my craft room.

Have a great trip.