Thankyou for popping in and I hope you enjoy checking out the photographs from yesterdays Melt Pot class. Well what a laugh we had! and we certainly created some variations on the flower that I made! it was a lovely day but I did work everyone really hard so that we could get both of the projects done before the end of the day.
This was the first project of the day and was meant to get everyone warmed up ready for the main project.
I have used a very small cake stand in Mdf ( this project was from inspiration that Hel's Sheridan gave me) the rose has been created using the Spellbinders Blossom three die set which is perfect for the job. The leaves are from Creative Expressions Sue Wilson designs and he flourish is a Cheery Lynn which is a firm favourite of mine. We used clear UTEE to dip into.
A close up of the rose
After finishing his project we had lunchtime to give every one a breather and then started our canvas project. I was really pleased with how this came out as I am not particularly an arty person but just love to play.
A few more shots a little closer up on the detail
The canvas was then coated in Beeswax which sealed the detail and prevents it getting damaged.
We started by covering the canvas with tissue paper and decoupage Matt glue. It was left scrunched up to give some texture. This was dried and then painted with two different colours from the creative expression chalk paint range. It was then dry brushed over with a deeper shade.
The background was then worked on a little bit more using a stencil and Matt paste. This was left to dry.
We then went on to make the sentiment. Using a piece of grey board the white smooth side was painted with two of the shades that was used
on the canvas base. A sentiment was stamped into the middle and distress ink blended around the edges. The edges were sealed using a dark shade of UTEE.
We then started making the different flowers using a variety of moulds including Katy Sue, Martha Stewart, WOW and Crafty Notions. These were made using melted UTEE from the pot.
These were all brought to life using Treasure Gold wax in different colours.
The sentiment piece, flowers and flourishes were then stuck on to finish off.
The day was a best success with lots of laughs, some fabulous ideas and great fun.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about the day and the projects that we made.
I would love to hear what you thought about the projects. Please leave a comment if you have the time.
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