It’s still so cold outside that I’d quite happy to stay indoors and discover new crafting techniques.
I dig out the melt pot I bought a few weeks ago and think, right, it all looks fairly easy so let’s have a go. I imagine that I’m going to produce the most fantastic embellishments for my cards…
I get started and read the packaging which doesn’t really give me any clues how I’m going to make anything. The pot has a sticky triangle on it, which is a task in itself to take off; I have to get the stick stuff remover! Anyway, I digress.
Thinking that the best thing to do is use a foil pastry case inside the pot, I don’t want to dirty it on the first attempt, I eat an apple pie – this has to be done first you understand. Once that’s done I start mixing some embossing powder, clear and red.
Hey, it’s melting and it looks really cool. I bought some texture treads, so once it’s melted I pour it out onto a heat mat and stamp into it. I don’t like it. Ok, let’s start again. I don’t think I’ve got enough so I start to mix a bit more of the clear embossing powder and a few more colours, but now the pie case isn’t big enough. Oh, forget the case, just use the pan, after all, that’s what it’s been made for!! Next problem, no one told me that mixing a load of colours just makes it look sludgy. Oh well, maybe it won’t be as bad as it looks. So I pour it on to the mat again once it’s molten and stamp into it again, I quite like this attempt, however I still hate the colour.
What to use to make it look a little nicer? How about perfect pearls? After brushing on some colour, it doesn’t look too bad. So, I’ve just got to have a bit of clean and then I’ll get on and put a card together, well that was the plan.
In my cleaning frenzy, I’ve mislaid my little creation and can’t find it anywhere. I’ve looked all over so I expect I’ll now find it when I least expect it. When it has been found, I’ll make sure to make a card straight away and share it with you all.
Have you had any memorable experiences with a melt pot? If so, be sure to let me know, and if you’ve got any ideas of what I should do next with my hot cauldron please feel free to leave me a comment.
Until next time