Tuesday, August 07, 2007

More UTEE Madness

Little tin pins, fibers and beads encased in clear ultra thick embossing enamel. This time I poured the molten utee into silicone ice cube trays. I learned this from The Artful Mama's "Seaglass and Utee" post 5/25. The silicone ice cube trays easily release the UTEE unlike the candy foils from my first attempt.But wait. There's more...
I'm often asked, "so, what are you going to do with all of that...stuff?" love that one. I have however been asking myself the same question about my collection of utees. Many pieces have been incorporated in the altered book box for Emmy. I'm loving making the altered book. And the utee, well if it involves heat, burning and melting stuff, great!

i really like this piece. i poured clear utee into a metal cookie cutter laid over the image. after the utee set, i let the piece soak in water and rubbed the back of the paper image until it was translucent but retained pieces of the image.

Scary stamp! This is SO creepy. I made a stamp from that "magic foam" stuff you heat and press any old three diminsional object into it make a stamp. This doll made the freakiest stamp! pretty cool. My daughter was scared of the image but happy i didn't encase the doll in utee! None of her toys are safe,

6 comments:

Joy said...

these are fabulous!!!!

ksquare said...

Well, aren't you havin' fun meltin' stuff???? Can't wait to see all this stuff in person!

Kathy K

Susan said...

Hi!
The doll stamp is definitely a little creepy...but I can just imagine how it could be used in a really great, seriously thought provoking piece about the perils of childhood or abuse, etc....a really profound work! Please do use it!
Susan

Miriam said...

even more creative than ever. i love this new turn you've taken. that doll is pretty freaky, though, i don't blame your daughter for being scared!

Judy Rys said...

You are having way too much fun with the UTEE. I recently bought a jar to try it out. I was squeezing the bottle of embossing ink and rubbing it onto a piece of paper when the whole top flew off. I'm sure you can imagine the mess! That cured me for a while. I might just have to get it back out again though.

Kay Cox said...

Welcome Elaine...I love this very creepy effect you got with the foam. I didn't know about this stuff and will have to try it.