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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