Saturday, 30 May 2009

UTEE Encapsulated Collage


I promised to post this project for Lisa on Trimcraft who wants to know what you can do with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder).
Although this is quite an advanced technique that I have devised, it's actually really easy when you know how. It just requires a little patience.
The collage was inspired by some glass pieces with leaves embedded in them that I saw in a gift shop whilst visiting Corfe Castle last month.
Here's what you do to make it:
  1. Cut a piece of mountboard to the required size. Turn it to the white reverse and rub with 2 or 3 toning inks.
  2. Stamp on leaves in first light green and then a darker green. Stamp on a different leaf in copper. Finally stamp on script at random in dark green ink. Allow to dry.
  3. Ink the entire panel with clear embossing ink and emboss with ordinary clear powder. Repeat this once more.
  4. Stamp further leaves on beige parchment paper and emboss with copper powder. Sponge with Adirondack dye inks in Butterscotch, Terracotta and Cranberry for an Autumn look.
  5. Cut the leaves out and arrange in a pattern on your panel. Stick on one leaf with a glue stick and set the others aside. Again cover the entire panel including the leaf with clear ink and sprinkle with UTEE. Heat to melt the powder. Repeat this step twice more with the remaining leaves in your chosen arrangement.
  6. I have also added gold flakes for interest. To do this, add them with the last leaf, after you have put the clear ink on.

2 comments:

  1. Fliss, this looks wonderful! Will have to try it. Mind you, I think my mojo's gone on a long holiday :-(

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