Sunday, 24 May 2015

UTEE Alphabet

UTEE stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. Its like ordinary embossing powder used for raising images when stamping, pouring the powder on top and heating it till it melts and cools, leaving a raised image. But with UTEE the embossing powder is more like crystals and it is used over a whole surface area to give a complete gloss finish to something.

You can add more crystals while the surface is hot and sticky and keep building up the surface and adding colour or small objects to it which will eventually cool and set into it with a smooth transparent surface like glass or plastic, but slightly waxy to the touch.

I used it to make a series of small alphabet tiles (3x5cms) using stamped images underneath, objects embedded and the alphabet letter stamped into the surface of some just before it set.

Here are the results:

And a close up

There are lots of UTEE ideas online so check it out if you think you night fancy a go... or just like to browse the crafty world.

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