How do you dream up your ideas? I think while driving on my own...no one to talk to you or ask you silly questions, so my mind focuses on ideas either for workshops or a piece of artwork or in this case the use of a product. I love using the meltpot, and have wanted to incorporate the Ranger memory capsules into something for a while, but hadn't quite worked out what. I hit up the idea of using them to hold an object while pouring clear utee into them. I wasn't sure if it would work, and might melt the plastic. Somewhere in my vast collection of *things* I have some tiny tiny black ants, but can I find them.. not a hope!, so I have used some tiny winged charms instead, just perfect for this week's Lots to Do challenge, birds and wings.
I soldered another ring onto 2 of the frames to get them to join together, and covered three of the frames in "goop" or Inka Gold cream in Rose colour, and using one each of the Memory glass covered this in Tissue Tape Traveller from Tim, and distressed inked it in Victorian Velvet. Then I put the charm into the capsule, and covered very gently and slowly with clear utee. The utee does go a bit yellow if overheated, but I wasn't too worried about this as it adds to the fossil effect. Don't overfill as it is very difficult to get out, should you wish to. Leave to harden completely, and you will be able to pull it out if you wish to, making a complete piece to use on a card etc. I left mine in the capsule, and layered it with the glass, and put it into the frame. You can use some of the packaging too from the idea-ology, but be careful, as I have had some melt when you put the utee into it!
Join them all together, and add a little bit of ribbon, and a Vintaj butterfly charm to the bottom loop.