Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ranger Melting Pot - the first five things I ever made

I have bought a Ranger Melting Pot. I love it, these are the first five items I have made.

These first three were made using black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I dipped a piece of cardboard into the Ranger melting pot and then allowed it to cool. The next step was to dust various areas with different colours of perfect pearls. It was the reheated with a heat gun, a stamp was inked up with Lime ColorBox Pigment Cat's Eyes ink and pressed into the UTEE before it cooled( this was for the leaf one) the other two were with gold pigment ink. The last example was reheated again so the whole thing became smooth. It is rather hard to see where the stamp was but is has a nice gold streak through it.

These two were made using clear UTEE. A piece of pattered paper was cut and dipped in to the UTEE. On the first example Ranger alcohol inks was dripped on before the UTEE cooled. Do not try and reheat the UTEE as the inks burn... this can be seen in the top left hand corner. The second example was made by pressing lace into the hot UTEE and reheating with the heat gun.
I have a long way to go, but is great fun experimenting.

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