Altering Melt Art Embellishments

May 30, 2014

Mold Making

I fell in love with this cameo in the center of a vintage tin I found, last week. As soon as I got home I made a mold so I could pour some UTEE into it. I did a random pour, just the cameo and then a little bit around it, wherever the UTEE landed is where I kept it. I wanted the embellishment to look like an old decorative piece that came off a wall taking some of the wall along with it… I hope this makes sense.

Mold Making

I also have a vintage photo album with the most amazing embossed image on the front and decided to create a mold of this as well. As you can see, I use several different mold products and with all of them the results are wonderful. I get a beautifully detailed mold every time.

Altering Melt Art

Since this was a creative play day I decided to experiment and see how spray painting each embellishment would look and after two sprays of paint I decided this was a great idea. You get a beautiful even coverage super quick.

Altered Melt Art

I took my favorite Adirondack Metallic Gold paint and painted the hair and dress of the cameo and some white acrylic paint to paint the skin. I accented the entire piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink but the lighting washed it out. FYI… it looks amazing.

For the larger UTEE embellishment I had a few pieces of a dress pattern on my desk and decided  to see how the piece would look if I covered it. I applied some multi-medium onto the UTEE embellishment and placed the dress pattern on top. Using a paint brush and more multi-medium I pressed the dress pattern into place.  Super simple.

Once the multi medium was dry I added some alcohol inks to highlight the embossed areas and of course highlighted areas with Diamond Stickles.  This piece will eventually end up on an art journal page. Once it does I’ll share a photo with you.

It’s fun experimenting with new ideas.


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  • Theresa Grdina

    way cool……love the little one, especially!!