Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stamping on Hot UTEE

This is a fun technique that I've played with recently while creating some of my recent projects. I know that most of you would think that playing with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) would be impossible with the melting pot. Well, just to let you know, I don't own any melting pot either (even though I wish I do...lol!).

Here's how I've played with UTEE in my recent project without using melting pot.

1) Use a piece of chipboard or cardboard and cover it with some clear embossing ink. Just rub the pad against the surface of the card board.

2) Pour some clear UTEE on top of it and heat emboss it using a heating tool. (Beware: it can be messy). While it's still hot, pour another layer of UTEE on top of it and heat emboss it again. Do this for several times until you get the thickness you want. You can add some perfect pearls in between your layers to get a cool colour shimmer look to your embossing.

3) When you come to your last layer of embossing, while it's still hot, press your stamp onto it and leave it there till it's cool. Then, remove your stamp. You will get a press in image which is so cool.

4) To add some colours, simply use some alcohol ink with a brush to paint on it. Choose the colours to get the effect you want. In my example above, I tried to create a melted red candle wax look. Play around with the colours to get more cool effects. I've also added some perfect pearls by simply brushing some onto it while it's still a little damp or rub some perfect medium on it before applying the perfect pearls.

I have more ideas on using UTEE and will definitely try it out in some of my future projects. Have fun playing!

10 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Awesome!

gribouilletaz said...

It's a very good idea to use Utee like this. I'm going to try it !!
Thank you for all your explanations.

mininessie said...

another great tip from you :D
thanks Irene.

jules p said...

this is really neat. i love it. thanks so much for telling us about this.

Anonymous said...

I shall try that idea myself, you give me such enthusiasm to create....

Anonymous said...

I shall try that idea myself, you give me such enthusiasm to create....

Rleen said...

How I wish I could try this awesome technique, but I don't have the UTEE. This is a great idea for using UTEE.

Irene, I have something waiting for you in my blog :) You really inspired me with your creations.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Arlene

Karen Lee said...

WOW......neat stuff!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

oh wow......
this looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Foo said...

Hi Irene! have not been coming here for a while and i am just bowled over by your latest creations! they are excellent! i really love your style and how you play with all the mediums i love too. cheers and best regards for the lunar new year (well, what's left of it).
jen (we met at the PAC Show 2008)

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