Friday, August 20, 2010
Can't stop melting...
hotter than heck here this week. After taking a class the other
month with the wonderful Mike and Lesley I have finally
broken my melting pot out of it's box. I bought it after
watching a DVD that I got called "The Journey Continues"
with Tim Holtz.
Now it must have been a year and a half ago at least but I
was very intimidated by it, really the likelihood that I would
burn myself is what has put me off. Well not any more, lol!
I went over to my friend Lisa's earlier this week and the
photo above is what I made there after only being there a
couple of hours. This was done by melting clear UTEE
(Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and then adding in different
UTEE colours. We had so much fun doing this that when I
got home I dug out the DVD and watched some of it again.
This led me to another project which Tim demoed on the
DVD, picture below.
not quite as good as Tim's I am very happy with the results.
So my next step was to find video's by Suze Weinberg who is
the queen of melt art. I found one where she made a whole
bunch of tiles and used them to decorate a plain mirror. I was
really keen to try this but had to go out and purchase a
silicone ice cube tray for this project. Well I finally found one
and this morning I made these:
of these ?? Well I am not exactly sure myself but I think
they will be added on to some of my art projects. Right
now I am just enjoying trying out something new, and
for me that is part of what art is all about.