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“Tips On Using UTEE”
Use caution when using the melting pot and utee as the pot and utee become hot when melting the utee. Keep pets and children away from the area.
Always place the melting pot on a craft sheet on a stable surface and use the proper tools, ie. melting pot spatula, which is now included with the melting pot.
Utee embellishments can be fragile take care not to drop on a hard surface and not to press down hard when gluing pieces to a project.
Using baby wipes on the surface of a utee embellishment will dull its shine you might like that effect, if not, heat the piece with a quick shot all over from the heat it tool & it will become shiny again. Do not overheat as you can melt the piece or add air bubbles.
Liquid glue like glossy accents will glue a utee embellishment to paper permanently but use it sparingly. If you use to much glossy, it will dry shiny and the utee piece will slide right off (ask me how I know). I used a sheet of wonder tape instead cutting it down to the size of the whole embellishment & carefully pressing into place on my layout.
Steps For Creating The Numbers Embellishments (Wendy Vecchi Stamp), Creating Grungeboard Flourishes & Utee Heart:
For the Number Embellishment: Melt Clear Utee in Melting Pot then ink stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink. Lay stamp inked side up on craft sheet on your table surface & CAREFULLY pour a steady stream of HOT melted utee over stamp covering the image completely. Allow to cool but when still lukewarm (not hardened completely) peel utee away from stamp & there is your transferred stamp image now ready to use an embellishment.
For the Flourish Embellsihment: Paint thick coat of Scribbles Fabric paint on grungeboard in Black then spread Clear Utee allowed to dry then heat set for a shiny bubbly look.
For The Heart Embellishment: Heart was made with Clear Utee added Heat It Ink in Garnet and a little sprinkle of White, Gold, & Black Utee. Allow to melt in Clear Utee then w/ Utee spatula gently make a swirl in pot (caution do not over swirl or it will mix & you will not get a marbleized effect). Pour in a heart cookie cutter on craft sheet about ¼ inch high allow to cool & pop out.
All Supplies Used:
Craft Sheet: Ranger
Heat It Tool: Ranger
Clear Utee/Black Utee/Gold Utee/White Utee: Ranger
Melting Pot: Ranger
Heat it Ink/Garnet: Ranger
Tim Holtz Ideology Grungeboard: Advantus
Tim Holtz Ideology Adornments Regal: Advantus
Simply You by Alli Edwards: Technique Tuesday
Black Dimensional Fabric Paint: Scribbles
Wendy Vecchi 490 Studio-Border Patrol: Stampers Anonymous
Archival Jet Black Dye Ink: Ranger
Glitter Shapes: Recollections
Black & White Cardstock: Recollections
Tim Holtz & Ranger
Adirondack Collection-Salmon: Core’dinations
You & Me CC1012 Cardstock: Close To My Heart
Inkssentials Blending Tool & Foam: Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
8 x 10 Wonder Tape Sheet: Ranger
ATG Tape Runner: Scotch
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser: Tonic Studios