Friday, 10 January 2014

The Key of Life...

...I was going to do another cheesy song thing again and decided against it today, my singing is even offending me at the moment lol   Anyways, another day, another demo sample from my Melt Art telly shows on Wednesday.  This creation was the main demo piece on the 5pm show.  As with the 12pm show, I decided to go with this new idea I have had... not making an "original" piece for the demo... you know, where I do the "here's one I made earlier" thing.  So, I prepped up this piece and just went for it.  I am still convinced it makes things feel a bit fresher...  


The base for this piece is a bit of cardboard that I ripped off some of the top layer to expose the corrugations.  Ooh, I likes that word... corrugations... it kind of rolls off the tongue doesn't it?  Anyways, once I had removed some of the top layer I set about colouring it with paint.  Starting with Mushroom Eco paint and then adding smudges of Cool Peri and Pool Dabbers applying the paints with Cut & Dry.  I also coloured a mini canvas in the same way so the piece had some 3d-ness to it.  A piece of cosmetic tissue, cut to size and then stamped with the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossom stamps and a few CE Newsprint Flourish stamps, adding a bit of a background design.  I did the same with the sentiment... a single layer of cosmetic tissue and some flowers and swirls.  The tissue was applied with beeswax, I just love the way the wax makes the tissue disappear.. meaning you can get a stamped image perfectly onto the corrugations... mm, am so gonna be saying that word all day!


I made roses out of the Posy Patch flowers stamps and scrapbook paper and stamped and cut the Classic Leaves out and these were dipped into UTEE for the Faux Porcelain effect.  I dragged the metal leaves through the clear UTEE too so they get completely coated... loves this effect too!  The ickle Hat Pin was filled with Tropic Violet, Lapis Sapphire, Olympic Gold and Black UTEE.  If you use your Melt Pot lid as a template, pop it onto a craft sheet, draw around it, cut it out leaving a couple of flaps sticking up at the sides, you have the perfect way of lifting stuff in and out of the Melt Pot.  Placing the Hat Pin on the craft sheet in the Pot heats up the metal, then when you add the powders, they melt and you can swirl them around and make patterns... look at the colours in this...



I am back on the tellybox on January 21st... and I have a new-to-me product... you will be a wee bit surprised when you sees me using it you know... but I have to say... I lurves it!  Thanks for looking.. have a fabby day! TTFN

Hels x

18 comments:

Lisapmac said...

I watched this today, loved watching this demo, looking forward to getting melty at the weekend :-) x

Helen said...

Thanks for sharing all your creations, Hels, they are all so inspiring. The swirly colours from your melt pot look gorgeous, and as for bees wax, hmmm .... I'll have to look out for this,looks interesting.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi I watched you demo this and I thought it was gorgeous then as I still do. You are very talented thank you for sharing. Jackie

Helen said...

Still not opened the pot of beeswax I bought from Stevenage when you were demoing it for Jennie - several years ago now!!! Maybe soon....! This is a great project, sorry I didn't get to see it on telly!

Carole Z said...

Fab shows on Wednesday Hels and I loved this when you demo'd it..really beautiful, Carole Z X

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous piece of art
still loving your flowers they are
always gorgeous, recorded your shows
yesterday thought I would have had
time to watch them last night but
had to get the cases packed as we are
just getting for off to Tenerife just
now so must go will try to keep up
with the blogs on my tablet if it
plays nice.
Nancyd xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I saw you demo this 'work of Art', I loved it then, but this 'close up' is stunning !! I especially love the hatpin and UTEE mixture, absolutely stunning colours. I love it !!
Already looking forward to your next shows, especially the 'teaser' !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels watched this on teli show and great to see a close up. Interesting tease about next show looking forward to seeing what it is. Thanks for inspiration, those flowers are define x

Stella said...

Just watched recording of your shows. Wow Hels they were brilliant.Thanks for the recap on your blog today.I love the tattered blossoms stamps...oh no another purchase coming on .I am actually getting the melt pot out tomorrow.Thanks for encouraging me to have a go XX

rachel said...

this is just beautiful Hels - what a stunning piece! Looking forward to seeing you back on the tellybox on the 21st - I might even go and press record now if its listed! Hugs Rachel x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Hels as always. mmmmmm you have me wondering what you will be demoing now :)

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joanne K said...

Evening Hels, hope you are well. Just love todays piece and thoroughly enjoyed your shows. I was even busy with my melt pot while you were on. I only normally make cards but you inspired me to make a door hanging for my craft room and I love how it turned out. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

janet said...

I do like this piece. After watching your show I think I was being a bit heavy handed with melted beeswax as I could never get the same effect as you have on this piece. Love the look.
Janet (and Bea likes it too!!)

janet said...

I do like this piece. After watching your show I think I was being a bit heavy handed with melted beeswax as I could never get the same effect as you have on this piece. Love the look.
Janet (and Bea likes it too!!)

butterfly said...

Gorgeous - love those musical flowers. I've just been playing with beeswax for the first time, and having a lovely time.
Alison x

Linda49 said...

Loved the shows Hels but would still like you to explain how you were going to use the Spellbinder Dies. You never did get to show us. Please can you explain sometime. Thanks.

Becky said...

Love what you have done Hels and thanks for a great workshop x

Becky said...

Love your tag Hels great shows yesterday.you will find mine here x

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/purple.html

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