...Cor blimey, it is today! Already! I am SO excited today because I am going to be demo-ing the Ranger Melting Pot on Create & Craft - the show time is 9am, channel details are in my sidebar :O) So, I thought that I would coincide this post to go live at the same time as I will be on the tellybox so you can see step by step pics on how to make Faux Porcelain things in your Melting Pot. Firstly, I have made roses from paper and have used a fab Studio 490 stamp from Dimensional Rose Art. HERE is a link to the paper rose tutorial I did a while back, the step by steps are exactly the same for making the paper rose I am using in my demo and this tutorial... hope that helps :O)) Here's the finished piece I have made....
And... here is the tut!
Paper Roses & Leaves
Make your paper rose - I have used normal thickness paper but you can also use cardstock and ink it to colour it - just remember that when you dip it into the Melt Pot it will bubble a little - don't worry, this is the water content in the ink reacting with the UTEE. In previous tutorials I have done for the Faux Porcelain roses I have always done them layer on layer but actually, dipping them once they are whole works a treat too... and is easier! Simply pick your rose up with your tweezer, dip it into the molten UTEE and make sure it is completely covered.
Lift your rose with your tweezers... remember, the UTEE is molten, if you touch it or it touches you it will hurt... very lots... there speaks the voice of experience lol So, lift your rose with your tweezers and allow the excess UTEE to drip back into the Melting Pot. Pop your rose onto your craft sheet and allow it to harden and cool.
You will see that sometimes the UTEE can be a little bit blobby or stringy. To remedy this, simply aim your heat tool at it and allow the UTEE to re-melt... this will make the coverage smoother too. Don't be tempted to touch the rose until it is nice and cold.
Stamp and cut out a leaf, crumple the leaves a bit and then dunk into the Melting Pot as before. Allow to drip and then use a heat tool if necessary to smooth off the bobbly bits.
The picture at the top is the brooch I have made for the show... and I will be making another one - same style, different colours, during my demo and that will be the giveaway for the cup of chance so if you would like to be in with a chance of owning it, please do drop an email into the show :O))
Right, I shall away... thanks for looking!! Have a great day! TTFN