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So many of my friends have said to me, "Betty, you should have a Blog, it's so easy to do".

Here's my attempt at Blogging. My name is Betty (aka Scottie), I'm from North Carolina. I've been involved in a variety crafts over the years, computer crafts, machine embroidery. I enjoy making cards, boxes, bags and items for the home. Here you will find some of my projects (past and present).

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hello, welcome back!
Today I decided to share the outcome of some of my experiments, the following comments are just my opinion.
For my first experiment I compared UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and Glossy Accents to achieve "Glass Look Flowers". To be fair I used Ivory Flower Table Confetti in each case. First I colored the flowers using Pigment Ink Pad to color the flowers, let them dry throughly. Then shaped each flower. The next step was to heat my Melting Pot for 5 to 10 minutes, then I pour in the UTEE and let it completely melt. After dipping the flowers in the solution I let them cool off and dry on Reynolds Wrap Release which is a non stick aluminum foil. The flowers had a hard shell high gloss finish....perfect!!!

The second part of my experiment was to use Glossy Accent. I applied it to the flowers straight from the bottle. First off the flowers flattened and it took a lot longer to dry. The flower had a shine but did not have the glass look I wanted and I had to reshape the flowers after they dried.
I also experimented with ways to color the flowers, I need to mention here that the flowers used in this experiment has a shimmer to it. I tried Pigment Ink Pad and Glimmer Mist. The Glimmer Mist wanted to bead up. The Pigment Ink covered very well and dried a lot faster.

Here you can see the how each product turned out in my experiment. Which looks more like glass to you?


Jeanette said...

Hi Kelly, These are both gorgeous techniques but I like the Glossy Accents the best. Wow, I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing.


PapaSue said...

The flowers are wonderful. thanks for much for the detailed instruction. Always nice to have another technique in my pocket.

Great job!


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