Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Time for chippie

It's Wednesday so it must be time for chipboard again and I've done a time-themed piece today. Do pop over to the Tando blog if you have chance and check out what Carol has been up to as well!

We decided to focus on melty stuff this week and I opted for UTEE. My initial plan was to melt a load in a wee pan in the oven (I don't have a Melt Pot) but in the end, I was seduced by the ease of the triple embossing technique so went with the heat gun instead! The thickness of the Tando board makes this a breeze as it just doesn't warp with the amount of heat you end up subjecting it to and provides a nice sturdy finish for the piece.

I'm afraid the glass pebbles and metallic finishes made this nigh on impossible to photograph but I hope you get the idea!

My twinchie for the top of the hanging has three layers of silver UTEE on it and I pressed a stamp that had been dusted with Perfect Pearls into it while still hot to make an impression on one side of the shape. I hope the detail shot shows up the texture and the colour variation from the Perfect Pearls.

The random oozy blobs were done with a hot glue gun and once the glue had set I added some Rub n Buff for a sort of molten metal look. Finally, I added a glass pebble (the sort sold to put in vases) with a stamped clock face stuck underneath it with Glossy Accents.

The inchie had the same treatment with three layers of UTEE and I used the clock face stamp again while it was hot. There's a little black acrylic paint to pick out the texture and some more hot glue blobs and Rub n Buff.

Another glass pebble with a stamped word behind it finishes the bottom of the piece. I made a little wire "hammock" for it - it's just florist's wire used for all the connections here.

Twinche and Inchie (Tando Creative - stockists can be found here)

Inchie Style and Tiled Scallops backgrounder stamps (both Cornish Heritage Farms, retired)

Silver UTEE
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Copper)

Hot glue gun

Rub n Buff by Amaco (Silver Leaf)

Black acrylic paint
Crop-a-Dile by We R Memory Keepers

Florist's wire
Glass pebbles

Thanks for stopping by, hope time is being kind to you!


Zoechaos said...

Fantastic love the molten metal look must be wonderful to touch. XOXO Zoe

Caroline said...

Looks fab Joanne - love using UTEE...x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

looks fabulous

Deborah said...

I love the effects on this, really unusual. Never would have thought it was humble chipboard.

sam21ski said...

This looks fabulous Joanne

Sam xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely stunning!

Lucy x

Alison said...

Ooh! Fabulous texture! I love this piece Joanne! x

Traceyr said...

Absolutely stunning Joanne. Very steampunk! I love the way it looks like it has dripped from one piece to another.


Kathy said...

I love this Joanne!
Love the stamped texture and the pebbles and especially the shiny metallic "oozy blobs"!

salamanda said...

Love this and will add this to my to try techniques list.

uhooi said...

Waw,, This work is very beautiful, creative and good,,

Hazel said...

Gorgeous crafting - such a lovely mix of dimension and texture x

Morti said...

An amazing piece Joanna!!

Well done on your blog-candy win....

Gez Butterworth said...

Love the random oozy blobs. Great piece Joanne.

I sometimes use an empty foil case from a indivdual mince tart.. if I only need to melt a little UTEE..make sure you mould your foil at one side to make a little spout for pouring out the melted UTEE!