Year In Review ~ UTEE

Jan 4, 2012

When I was asked to cre­ate some projects using Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el (UTEE) I had no idea I would fall in love with this medi­um like I did. This prod­uct is end­less in pos­si­bil­i­ties. I made rings and charms, altered a gift box, cre­at­ed a mini can­vas, made faux lol­lipops, inspi­ra­tion baubles and dis­cov­ered a faux sea glass tech­nique. This prod­uct is FUN!

UTEE Rings

I pressed a Tim Holtz but­ton into Mold-n-Pour to cre­ate the flower mold and a vin­tage ear­ring to cre­ate the blue pol­ka dot­ted one. Once the mold was ready I removed the but­ton and ear­ring and filled them with UTEE.

Altered Gift Box using UTEE

The flower cen­ter is the same vin­tage ear­ring mold I used to make the pol­ka dot ring. The box lid is cov­ered with UTEE and while still warm I pressed Wendy Vec­chi’s script stamp over the stamped image then rubbed in a lit­tle Dia­mond Stick­les in the recessed words. The flower is one of  Wendy’s stamps too. After stamp­ing and ink­ing the flower onto card­stock I cute it out and then cov­ered it with UTEE.

Mini Can­vas

I love the dif­fer­ent tex­tures I cre­at­ed with the UTEE on this mini can­vas. The flow­ers have the recessed script on the petals like the lid on the box above, the heart and base are lumpy and bumpy and the let­ters and but­ter­fly are smooth. All you need to do to get the dif­fer­ent tex­tures is heat the UTEE to the full melt­ing point which will give you a smooth tex­ture or heat the UTEE just to when it starts to melt and stop to get the lumpy bumpy tex­ture. The secret is all in the amount of heat­ing you do.

Lol­lipops and Inspi­ra­tional Baubles

These were made using molds from the can­dy mak­ing sec­tion in major craft stores. The sil­i­cone molds you find in this sec­tion make for per­fect molds as well as in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get. You can find some real­ly cute sea­son­al molds in Tar­get. I accent­ed the tops of the lol­lipops and baubles using glossy accents, micro beads, pearls, rhine­stones and gems.

Faux Sea Glass

I cre­at­ed this embell­ish­ment using anoth­er one of Wendy Vec­chi’s flower stamps, Mold-n-Pour and UTEE. Super fun, super easy.

I hope some of these projects inspire you to give UTEE a try. It’s loads of fun… promise.




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