Year In Review ~ UTEE
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.