Tuesday, 17 December 2013

FOG Tuesday - UTEE™, Grafix™ Shrink Film

Who knew that 9 grown women could be entertained for a day with UTEE (Ultra Think Embossing Enamel), shrink plastic (a flashback to the past), a heat gun, a melting pot and alcohol inks? 

After our November warm up collage we were ready to play. We were working with Melt Art™ Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel™ (UTEE) to create embellishments for future projects. Even if you don’t own a melt pot you can use UTEE a number of ways. We dipped or sprinkled, then heated with a heat gun. We melted it in a Ranger’s Melting Pot®, and then poured, dipped and let it dry. We stamped into it, poured it onto stamps, and anything else we could think of to try. You can also use the melting pot to shrink your Shrink Art Plastic.
A small sampling of the number of embellishments 
that were made with UTEE, Shrink Plastic
and other mixed media items.

Grafix™ Shrink Film - 3D Flower
Painted with Alcohol Ink
Everyone had at least one sheet of Grafix Shrink Film to try. Jan also brought along her Sizzix Big Shot machine and some dies, adding another dimension. Cutting out a large flower from the shrink film, colouring it with ink, felt pen, or even pencil crayons and then shrinking it with the heat gun was the start.

We soon learned that we could manipulate the petals while they were hot. This pliability does not last long, but we determined you could re-heat it if necessary. Yet another interesting discovery! As you will see from the photos, we did some amazing things that day.

A tidy work space is highly over rated! Creativity Rules!


I also wanted to leave you with a snapshot of a few of us busy working at our tables. 

We are messy, but Creative!

1 comment:

  1. Creatively messy! lol Looks good! I have never heard of this Grafix Shrink Film. I'll keep an eye out for it. Happy Holidays. May you all be blessed with oodles of creativity and the supplies to do it! :)