April 16, 2008

Melting Pot Experiments

I finally got some time to play with the melting pot and UTEE. I made fabric beads, dipped them into UTEE, wrapped them in Angelina fibers and dipped again. They came out looking like fire opals inside glass. I had a few leftovers from the April ATC exchange and decided to cut some into 1" x 1-1/2" pieces. I then poured melted UTEE over them and heated them with an embossing tool. Looks like the designs are encased in glass. I'm going to attach pin backs to some of them and drill holes through others so I can attach them to a quilt with beads. Both came out very cool. Mike and I just came back from seeing CATS at the Arlington Theater. It was amazing, I'm so glad we went. Tomorrow night we are going to see a play at the Ensemble Theater. Ah, Life is Good!

9 comments :

Sue B said...

Judy these are very cool!

Potiron said...

Love them!
what is utee??? where can you find it??? I'm curious, I love what you did with them!!!

Purple Missus said...

These are gorgeous. Even in the photograph you can see how beautiful they look. I'm impressed.

Joanna van said...

I like these! Just beautiful

Judy Rys said...

Hi Potiron:
I wasn't able to reply to your email, so I'll answer your question here.
UTEE stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. I buy it in the stamping section of Michael's Craft store. You will also need either a heat tool or a pot to melt it in. Lots of fun!
Judy

Lora Martin said...

These are gah-geous, dahling! I have some UTEE - I saw it just the other day. You inspire me to dig up all the stuff I've purchased but never used.

Sandy said...

We certainly can't throw out any scraps. Look at what you've done with them-wonderful.

sharon said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

Simply, stunning! I keep hearing about UTEE and it's on my list of things to try. Now I feel a more urgent need. Thanks, for the inspiration! :)