Monday, May 20, 2013

Melt Art Mania Give-Away Sponsered by Ranger

I got an email from Tim inviting me to play along in the  Melt Art Mania with Ranger.
 
We could use UTEE, or Bees Wax, embossing powder, shrink plastic...whatever.
 
I pondered, thinking I wanted something "different" that wouldn't be a lot like everyone elses....maybe.
 
And so I decided to make.....EARRINGS!  And I did, but then, then I had an Epiphany again. GEARS and the BUCKLES on a box with the FOUNDATIONS embossed!!!
 
So, you get 2 for the price of one today......and a chance at a PRIZE package! 
 
 
 
This is actually an Eyeglass case.
 
I took some paper from the 8x8 Collage pad and ran it through the Vagabond with the Gears Texture Fade to emboss, then added Clear Embossing Ink to the raised areas in spots, added Verdigris Embossing Powder and heated it up.
 
 Add Distress Inks and Antique Bronze Distress Paint for some contrast.
 
On the ends you see the Clock Key and a Gear with various UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powders) on them. I  LOVE  the way the Keys look pitted and old.
 
 
Just push the flat side of the key, gear or the face of the knob into the Clear Embossing Ink pad and then dip it into the UTEE jar. Remove carefully and heat it up.
 
I did use  Tiger Lily on the Foundations, a color that's been discontinued, but many of you may still have the Brightz colors from Suze.
 
 Push them into the ink and use a cloth to wipe the raised area clean. Then sprinkle the UTEE into the area to be embossed. Heat with Heat it Tool.
 
REMEMBER - Metal gets  HOT  when you heat it up, let it sit to cool before touching it!!!
 
 
The end papers have the Verdigris powder, brown Distress Inks and Antique Bronze Distress Paint.

 (To check out the products used, just click on the links as you go along. Most products are carried at Inspiration Emporium)
  
 
 Here I used Stream Alcohol Ink on the wings (Regal Adornments are on sale!)  and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
 
You can see I polished the Spinner and Gear here with the Reliefing Block (see later in post). The Front Flap has Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, Verdigris powder, and some Brown Distress Inks.

  
I used the Worn Text set to stamp LIFE onto a paper from the 8x8 Collage Paper Stash collection,  and embossed with Super Fine Black Embossing powder.
 
This side has the Riveted Metal Texture Fade with Ink, Paint, and Embossing Powder.
 
 
I layered the LIFE onto black chipboard for the back of the box.
 
 
Now I LOVE this top piece with the Mini Gear, a Spinner,  BucklesWord Band and  Ring Fasteners!!!
 
The embossed Gears on the papers really show up great for the background.
 
 
 This Faucet Knob has Gold, Platinum and Bronze UTEE on it! These colors all work great on metal!
 
You lift the flap using the Faucet Knob to open the lid of the box.
 
 
So there's the 1st project, "LIFE - enjoy the journey"and now for the Earrings!!!
 
  

 Yep, these pieces that look like enameled brass are actually very easy and reasonable to make.
 
I used 2 pieces of Brass Vintaj metal to make these, PLUS embossing powders.
 
This is a daylight/Ott light picture. Some of the others taken in progress are at night...you know how I am.

 
First I ran the 25guage natural brass blank Guitar Pick, through the Vagabond Machine using the a DecoEmboss folder Deco Motif.
 
This is so easy it's almost sinful!
 
Then I polished it with the Metal Reliefing Block. This tool is A-Ma-Zing! Worth every penny when it comes to polishing brass or other metals.
 
I use it on my Idea-ology Keyholes, Gears, and Keys as well to brighten up the piece.
 
On the left is the piece that's just embossed, on the right is the piece that's been polished with the Reliefing Block. (shown below) 
 
 
So you can see the difference this makes on the embossed blank! It polishes the top and leaves the recessed area dark. Gorgeous!
 
This tool is for jewelry generally, so it's much finer than a sanding block, and it has a side that just polishes. 

 
 OK, now to the "Melt Art" part.
 
 I pushed the blank face down into the clear embossing ink pad. Got it real juicy, and then used a soft rag to "gently" wipe the ink off the raised area of the blank.  I used my shirt tail! Hey, it's old and it's cotton! I should use that info just to see if anyone read this whole tutorial as a test to win.

Just Kidding!
 
Next you sprinkle Verdigris Antiquities onto the blank and tap off the excess. Carefully remove any on the raised area with a soft cloth. (Or your shirt, Crafters!)
 
Then use your Heat It Tool to melt the embossing powder. You can also lay this piece in the Melting Pot on a Craft Sheet to melt the powder. Either way.
 
Polish it again with the Refining Tool, and it's pretty impressive! Melts right into the recessed areas.
 
 I decided they were pretty, but they needed some contrast to show up better.
  
 
So I tried the Fern Curving Right...to me it looks Left, but what do I know?
 
 
These are a couple of the things I embossed.
 
The top charms are with Verdigris and Gold UTEE.
 
Heat it up and while it's still hot, lightly sprinkle more colors on top of your base color to melt in.
 
DO NOT OVERHEAT!  It will all blend in together and become one color if you do that.
  
The Ferns are with Verdigris, Tiger Lilly, and Gold UTEE. I made the final set with just Verdigris and Tiger Lily...no Gold.

 
 
The Tiger Lily shows up COMPLETELY different on the Brass than it did on the Silver Foundations. Darker.
 
I used Tiger Lily UTEE that I had on hand, but you can use clear and mix with Coral Heat It Inks in the Organic Set to get an orangy color.
 
 Add 2 gold-plated ear hooks and some jump rings and they're "out the door" DONE!
 
 
 
Now for the exciting part....leave a comment and we'll have a drawing for a  PRIZE box from Ranger with:
 
 2 texture treads, 1 set of heat-it inks, an 8oz. jar of clear UTEE, and a Melt Art Project Craft Sheet.
 
 
 
We'll have a random-generated drawing and  Ranger  will send out your box of Goodies!
 
So, what are you waiting for?
 
Leave a comment, and make sure I know how to contact you if you win, or just check back when we have the drawing on  June 1st.
 
 Take Care and Create ART,
 
Linda 

177 comments:

Meme said...

I'm not waiting I am typing as fast as I can!
Linda everything you makes is always stunning! Great job!

inkypinkycraft said...

This looks amazing! I especially love the keys disposed into the UTEE ,they look fab..and I love the omitted effect! Another great project hugs trace x

Roanna Wong said...

Linda, I love these! They are way too cool. I love tyhe ideas that are sprouting out. You are so talented and amaziong and I am always inspired by your works! Blessings! *hugs*

A Magical Whimsy said...

The eye glass case is so amazing. Love the colors and embossing textures, and I'll remember to use my shirt tail to wipe off any excess! Just kidding! (I did read the entire article) This is fascinating stuff to work with.
Yes, please add me to the list for the prize box from Ranger. Such an awesome giveaway!!!
Cheers!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
tscat@sbcglobal.net
I have been a follower for some time and love your blog!

martinka74 said...

Linda,this is wonderful!!! I love embossing textures) Your creation inspires me!

Lisa H said...

I'm commenting!!! How cool are those projects!!? And I did read the whole thing and I think I should get a bonus ticket for seeing that you used your shirt tail for wiping. LOL

Helen said...

What gorgeous projects, I love the altered eye-glass case - it looks like a treasure chest now. The ear-rings are fabulous too.

Neil said...

This is gorgeous. Love all the details of the box. So many textures and details. Shirt tails work well as a cloth, I agree! Thanks for the chance to win the amazing prize.

Glenda said...

Fantastic Linda, thanks for sharing and the how to's. I will have to drag out some little boxes and have a play, but would be much better with the fantastic goodies from the giveaway.

Anita Wells said...

How fabulous, if I had one of the eyeglass cases I would never lose my specs again. The perfect reason to be able to make one myslf, ;) x

sam21ski said...

WOW Linda you've been extremely busy. Your box if fabulous and soooo much detail.

Love, love, love those ear-rings though, all of them!!!

Hope you're doing okay and will be back on the PA blog at some point.

Sam xxx

Lin said...

Wow Wow Wow these pieces are absolutely gorgeous and hey we all use our shirt tails or tee shirt from time to time.. That box is just beautiful, the detail is fantastic..you need to look at it a few times to take it all in..and the ear-rings are fab you clever girl.. the #patwits are all hoping to see over on the PA blog again soon!!

diana fernandez said...

All your creations are awesome! I love that box!

Sian said...

The earrings are beautiful, and the case is just wow! love the buckles.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Linda, both of these creations are amazing!! I love every detail on that fabulous box and trust me I read every single bit of this tutorial, (so I know about the corner of your shirt :o)). After the box I thought, this cannot get any better, but those earrings are out of this world! Sigh, now I need to add a whole other list of products to my ever growing wish list...

Martina2801 said...

OMG!!!! Linda, you have made each one of these creations simply DIVINE!!! You are such a fabulous creative talent! BRAVO!!!

Jen Crossley said...

Sensational as always Linda you know Im your number 1 fan xx

Karin de Graaff said...

I love all of it. I never tried this technique ...but now I think I'll have a go at it myself!
Your creations always inspire me!!
Hugs from Holland, Karin

Theresa said...

Both projects are fabulous! I can't believe how wonderful they are........AND, a giveaway! YIPPEE!!!!

Amy* said...

This is absolutely amazing Linda! So much detail and texture! I love the colors you selected and the variety of idea-ology pieces throughout...truly the icing on the cake! I <3 this :)

Amy*

Claudine C. said...

Both of these projects are awesome!! I love the earrings and am going to try them myself. Thanks for sharing your process. I'm a follower so i will check back for the winner. :)

phyllis olson said...

Your projects are beautiful. I especially liked the earrings. I appreciate your detailed instructions and think using your shirttail is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

kay(texfolkart) said...

Wonderful projects! The box is awesome and your earrings...spectacular ( must be buffing them with your shirttail!) thanks so much for sharing how you did theses wonderful projects!

Merrylion said...

I am just blown away by this. I tell myself I can do this I can do this. Just love it. I don't think I have seen an eyeglass case this shape like a box. Thank you again for sharing. Just awesome.

Anne said...

Such different ways to use the UTEE and meltables! I also love the range of colors-especially on the earrings.

Karen Buchanan said...

Linda that box is fabulous!! Thank you so much for the tutorial (and a chance to win some candy fo course!).

Sharon Y said...

Amazing! Love the box. So many techniques and just so darn cool. You have inspired me to decorate my old iPhone box that has been stashed away. Thanks.

dakota said...

So many great ideas - now I know what to do with these keys I have sitting here.

sue said...

I have not tried the melt art. Would love to win so I could try some of your ideas. Love the box!

Candy C said...

LInda...this blog post is fantastic! I love your Melt Art Mania pieces. They are like WOW!! Love the box...so much textural goodness on that gorgeous thing! LOVE LOVE the assemblages you did with the various Ideaology pieces. Those earrings are amazing, too! You totally rocked this challenge, my friend. Love it ALL! <3 Candy

Lynne Forsythe said...

TWO AMAZING projects Linda!!! YOU TOTALLY blow me away with your creativity....and um if the earrings need a home.......I VOLUNTEER!!! HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!!

Eileen said...

OMG how awesome. These are amazing.

Scrapthat said...

Very cool Linda!! Two great projects for the price of one!! Right...now to put my shirt tails to work! ;D
TFS and thanks for a chance to win the prize pack!

Linda T said...

How how amazing, I'm in love with your projects and inspired to heat up my melting pot, thankyou for the amazing ideas

Lisa said...

Wow, both of your projects are amazing!! The box is stunning!! All of the details are fabulous!! And the earrings are absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the incredible inspiration!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara Mason said...

Linda you rocked these projects as always...will have to experiment with the Utee and all on my Jewelry...too much fun!

Virginia Lincoln said...

Very cool stuff. And I read the whole thing, including the bit about using your own shirt! I WAMT THAT PRIZE PACKAGE!!!!!!

Theresa Merkling said...

LOVE both the box and the earrings - Linda - you do amazing work and thank you so much for sharing the how to's. I see you're using some products I haven't tried yet - will have to see about obtaining some in my future. Beautiful results.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Linda
WOW WOW WOW that glasses case is amazing what a total transformation and it all looks so aged and vintage. Then if that wasn't enough you throw in the earrings as well, this project sure is going to be different to anyone elses.
Ria

Wilma said...

Wow, this is absolute amazing. Love love the box and the earrings are just beautiful.

sandysewin said...

I nearly choked on my coffee when I read that you used your shirt tail. Ha!

Those are some wonderful things you created there, love all the techniques.

Thanks for the chance to win!

shari said...

I love them both, but my favorite is the eye glass case, love it! I would love to try these products. Cricutrookie @ AOL dot com

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Marti Wills said...

these are both just amazing! LOVE that you used your shirt!

Anonymous said...

Admire your ideas and your style. Fun new way to use UTEE.
Thanks for the step-by-step - including the use of one's shirttail.
Nankay

Nadine said...

Wow - really great ideas... thanks for showing us some new and different ways! Can not believe that box was an eyeglass case!

Joyce said...

Your projects are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kyra said...

This really gives the look of fused glass enameling- but so much easier.

Kathi said...

Both projects are fabulous.

Thanks so much for the detailed instructions and tips (shirt tails ahem :D) and for the chance to win a great prize!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your projects are incredible. I have some Holtz items--I didn't realize they could be doctored up like that. My sister makes jewelry items--I am going to send these ideas to her. If I won the giveaway--I would even share with her. Thank you for the chance to win.

Carol Riley

Kaz said...

Super cool love it Linda xx

Vic said...

Wow, fantastic projects! Thanks for the deets!

Inca Princess said...

Gorgeous! Thank god I still have some tiger lily left! Those brightz colors were amazing - why on earth did ranger discontinue them??

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my gosh that box is AMAZING! Stunning work - thank-you for fabulous inspiration. Love the earrings too. Nicola x

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Linda, these are both just fabulous projects! I love the earrings and that eyeglass box is just too cool! You rocked this one for sure!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to try my hand at this Linda. Great job.

Heidi G said...

Thank you for sharing such amazing creativity!! Loved reading about how you created these pieces of art--even using your shirt-tail! (See someone read it!) Thanks for offering the giveaway too!! thedelmargores @ yahoo dot com

Kathleen Henry said...

Oh GREAT! Just what I need...another addiction.
This looks like a huge batch of rewarding fun! Thank you for sharing.
khenry8406@aol.com

Suzanne said...

Love the pieces you made! And i too use my clothing to wipe my hands or anything on all the time!!

Kristen Kuzma said...

Wow! Beautiful! I totally want to play with these Melt Art products now!!

Anonymous said...

I have neve seen anything quite a beautiful as you glass case-I like it very much --I would like to try something like that --thank-you for sharing

Kay Wallace said...

Love these projects, Linda! Great techniques, especially the shirt tail technique!! Thanks for the great creative details. Thanks, too, for the opportunity to win this oh-so-fab Ranger giveaway!!

Bunnyfreak said...

The box is over the top awesome. Love the earrings too.

Kathie said...

I love how you do this! Its gorgeous!

Maria McGuire said...

Oh my Linda! You have done it again. Great explanations! The earings are georgous!!!!

Shawn said...

Awesome eyeglass box. I need to pull out my melting pot from hiding!

patc said...

Both projects are awesome, so inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Robyn said...

Fun projects with lots of interesting details.
Thanks
My google profile has my email- if I win!

2amscrapper said...

beautiful projects, Linda!

S@ndy Diller said...

OMG - these are both beautuful, thanks for sharing your fabulous talents with us.

Createology said...

Speechless at your creative muse and the uniqueness of both of these beautiful pieces. WOW!!! Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Renee M said...

Thank you for sharing your talents! I'm especially looking forward to using your earrings as inspiration for my own earrings and a bracelet charm :)

Yvonne Morentin said...

what an awesome creation... just perfect... thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway...
morentin1326ATaolDOTcom

Anonymous said...

WOW....Love how you combined my two favorite products together....Melt art and Vintaj....the earrings are great!!!! Very cool!!! I like your box too :) Tami K R Phoenix :)

Jess B. said...

Eclectic! Love your style... right up my alley. Thanks for a chance to win blog candy. Total A-W-E-S-O-M-E-N-E-S-S!

Barb Wagar said...

Very nice eyeglasses case. Best one i've ever seen!

Jennifer Van Pelt, CZT said...

Love both projects, great ideas, thanks for sharing!

Beejay said...

Oh my gosh! I love your projects! Where have I been-Utee on metal? How wonderful is that? The earrings are to die for!

die amelie said...

LOvely! Your ear rings and the altered box are just brilliant makes!!! Thanks for the stepxstep too! Loved to read how your projects were done.

Hugs,
die amelie x

butterfly said...

Completely astounding projects... and so many techniques and tips - a brilliant, brilliant post - thank you so much!
Alison x

Donna Arkle (DizzyDee) said...

Totally stunning! What a great way to alter old glass cases and make them something beautiful! As for the earrings they are just Devine! Thank u so much for sharing your creative genius, I must run and have a go! X x

Jassy said...

Thank you for sharing some wonderful projects, I love the added texture and depth you have given to the papers used on the box and the earrings are a must try UTEE is a must have product. Jenny xx

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

The glasses case is lovely, you've put so much work into it. The detail is amazing.

Toula Makris said...

I've always wanted to try Melt Art, and your creations definitely inspire me!

Katrina said...

Great projects, love the earrings.

Crazydi said...

I LOVE both projects! Linda - you're a genius! How I would love to have my glasses (or whatever) in a fab case like this one, and the Vintaj earrings are beautiful! I'd love to have a go at projects like these. I've been thinking about doing some melt art and Vintaj too but not sure where to start so - thank you for the inspiration! x

Ancient Wanderer said...

Love the "pitted" look of the key. Excellent!

Tarnished Rose said...

I love both your projects. You would never know the box started life as an eyeglass case and the earrings are beautiful. As for using your shirt, well I usually come out of my studio with my clothes covered in paints, stains, inks, and embossing powder. I've a bad habit of wiping things off on my blue jeans!

Smiles~
Marilyn
mcgoo4(at)gmail(dot)com

silvergran said...

Didn't think I was interested in melt art til I read this!! Now I want to try this! The glass case is fantastic, and the earrings are very cool!
I do so hope this is open to international entries!

juliek said...

Such great ideas Linda! Beautiful creations!

Pandora said...

Love that steam punk box and the jewelry and all the wonderful Utee techniques! And I loves me that shirt tool:)

Christine D said...

love the box and really appreciate you taking it step by step it is so inspiring as I can think of things that I have and what I could maybe use - and those earrings looked so easy!! gotta get some of that verdigris - its fabulous. fingers crossed for giveaway, I love following anyway - this is a bonus, thank you.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Great work. Need that Metal Reliefing Block. Have an abundance of old T-shirts.

Sandy said...

You are amazing Linda but that is why they pay you the big bucks!! Your box is gorgeous - every jot and title sings with creativity and delight. You are a pleasure to follow.
sandy

wwilloww said...

I knew there was a reason I love you... you wipe things off with your shirt!!! LOL... both projects are gorgeous but I just ADORE those earrings!!! I would love to win the prize package but I'm going to go melt something right now!!!

Anonymous said...

These projects are fabulous!!
You have inspired me to revisit my Melting Pot again!!

Debby said...

Gorgeous work as usual. You are so very talented!

luluvision said...

Awesome projects! I'm really into making jewelry right now so I really love the earrings!! Thanks for sharing and thanks Ranger for a chance to win this prize!

MaRyKaY said...

Yee haw that box is so cool looking. Love it. That emboss powder u used makes it look old and all patina'd up. Is that a word? Patina'd. Doesnt sound as good as ur box looks. And those earrings would look good hanging from my ears. Gorgeous work

Jane said...

OMG it's all wonderful. Love the gears and found out about the buckles (off to the store for those goodies). and the earrings are beautiful. What a great day! Thanks

KC Inspired said...

Both the eye glass case & earrings are awesome! The inspiration never ends with you! I love seeing what you come up with.

Those earrings are going to be a huge hit!

coco said...

Two wonderful projects Linda wow !!! Of course I wish try my luck, but above all, many thanks for your tutorial and all your tips (yessss I read you used your shirt tail LOL!!). i note your advise regarding the Vintaj reliefing block I didn't bought yet as it seemed to me not unavoidable...hmm.. I put it on my wishlist now ! Have a nice day, Coco x

www.creativepointe.blogspot.com said...

Such a wonderful duo of projects...love them! Thanks too for the chance to win the goodies.
Cindy
creative(at)avci(dot)net

isisimaginings.com said...

Two gorgeous projects, the box is incredible.

Linda said...

Love all of the textures you showed in your projects--you have amazing creativity!

Anita Houston said...

Dang...I had a long way to get to the bottom here! Wonderful wonderful wonderful project! I love the metal bits with the Vintaj and UTEE!!! FABULOUS!!!!

Katina said...

Both of your projects came out really great, but I would not expect any less! Love the look of the earrings!

Lionesse said...

Fantastic projects! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I cracked up over the tshirt thing, I do that ALL the time. Maybe someday our tshirts will be works of art themselves ;)

Michelle Pa said...

Just so you know... I wipe everything off on all of my crafting sweatpants :) lol I love the box aka eyeglass case it's so original and so creative it came out great!!! I love the earrings too I'll have to make some for some people's birthdays thank you :)

Laura Turcotte said...

wow--------I'm blown away by this!!! It's FANTASTIC!!! Beautiful! You did an awesome job, as usual!

Dina said...

Wow! These projects are amazing! I'm glad I came across this. Thank you!

Ina Ftacek said...

Wowzer! Absolutely fabulous is all i can say about your box and earrings...I love steampunk and gears which is soooo Tim Holtz style. Girl you made him proud!You used Ranger products to the ultimate. Thankyou for the chance to win some of Rangers great products and sharing your wonderful creations!Hugs,Ina Good inajrabbit@yahoo.com

momelisse said...

Your descriptions and tutorials are so appreciated!
I play with your techniques and have fun with the process
(although the outcome is rarely as stunning as yours.)
A shirt is just so handy, but so are my pants!

Teri Barefoot said...

I so love what you do so great I love it all

Terry said...

I am just in awe of all this melt art goodness! Love that altered eyeglass case, way cool! The earrings and all that you shared are so inspiring! Thank you for a chance to win!

lolo said...

Wow, what an amazing project, I love it!!!

Diane J said...

You rock on these projects. Thank you for sharing.

Sandra Strait said...

Wow! What amazing earrings!

Teri Barefoot said...

Wow I just so love what you have done
Thank you

Lori said...

Gorgeous pieces! Love the earrings, that Vintaj is so COOL!

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW awesome gorgeous creations, I love the embossing techniques you have shown they are truly inspiring :-) Kezzy xxx

Tracey said...

Love, love, love those earrings!

Diane said...

WOW!!! Love the techniques you shared today!!! They all look awesome!!

Pam Palmer said...

For a jewellery and crafting addict, these earrings make me drool! Must have!

Mary Friederichsen said...

These are amazing Linda! The box is absolutley stunning! And the earring are fabulous! And I myself have been known to use my shirt tails to wipe things up as well! LOL
Thank you for always inspiring me and sharing with us!
Have a great week!

Marjie Kemper said...

You GO girl! Brilliant projects... love love LOVE the feet on the box and all the other fab metalwork.

Susan C. said...

Another great project...this is pushing me closer to the edge of the Melting Pot!

Ellie Knol said...

WOW, this technique rocks! I've learned so much about melt art so far!!

Tincan Crafter said...

I love what you did. I dont have a melting pot, I am going to try and see if I can get something else to melt the the UTEE. Whenever I have done anything UTEE I have always used a heat gun. What you made is super awesome, I cant wait to start making my own earrings - I have a thing for earrings!

Linda said...

Such great projects! Now I have to get out and find all the supplies :-)

Nan G said...

Love the earrings! The box is amazingly cool! Thanks for the chance to win.
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Lori said...

Just found your website. Love your projects especially the earrings. Thank you for having this drawing.
email.dana@cox.net

nichtniedlich said...

Wow, that's fantastic! I like both projects, most of all the vintage, rusty look of the box - embossing is so versatile to use!
best wishes, serafeena

RaNae Ellett said...

Oh Linda, WOW! barely covers it......you have such a creative imagination and make everything so interesting to look at and make........Fabulous job as usual....GREAT job!!! I just have to mention the fact that you used your shirttail to wipe off the embossing pad fluid from the raised part of the design on the earrings......only a true crafter would (and could) do this.....You Go Girl!!!

Charlene E. said...

Awesome as usual. You rocked those earrings! I want to make some like that. But I need a few products first, all the Melt Art stuff! I have the Vintaj Big Kick and the embossing dies, so fun to play with.

cat lacigale said...

These projects are fabulous ! Thanks so much for sharing with us !

texasbarb said...

YES...I did real the WHOLE post!! And...I'm going to go back and re-read it because there is sooo much information in the tutorial. I LOVE both projects and want to give them both a try. Thank you for a great post!!

Tracy Heaton said...

Stunning projects. I too use my clothes as cloths - one day I'll display them as altered shirts!

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Karen said...

Shirt tail for wiping! Yes, I read every word! So many techniques and two fabulous projects. I love the colouring of the indents on the feet of the box: Gorgeous.

debpaint16 said...

I've never tried these techniques, but you have inspired me!! Don't feel bad, I use my shirt to wipe things off constantly!! Great project & tutorial!! Thank you!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Wanda H said...

Linda, both the earrings and the box are fabulous!!!!!!!!! And, yes, I read every word and, of course, your shirt was the best cloth!!! :-)

Ski Gypsy said...

Your work is amazing and inspiring!

cmhawkins said...

I love the items you find to work with to showcase your artful projects. Thanks for sharing.

ionabunny said...

Hi Linda, the box is amazing and I loved the earings. That verdigris powder is amazing. Love the shirt tail!!

Kailash said...

Such fabulous projects, love when you said you used your shirt as a cloth:-)

BethW said...

Totally blown away by your creations.I have so much to learn.Thank you for the fantastic inspiration and great how to!

Donna said...

Absolutely amazing!!

JPScraps said...

The box and earrings are STUNNING!

Caroline D. said...

Both creations are fabulous!! My shirts are regularly used as cloths too... so handy, right!

ScrappySuZQ said...

Fantastic projects. The box is great but the earrings are something I may actually attempt to do. Thanks for the tutorials and give away.

Deb Moon said...

Love the hardware on that box! Read the entire tutorial - right down to the shirt tail. hee hee I'm listening, Linda. ... and drooling:)

Julie Leake said...

love, love, love your ideas!!!!! I have some vintage pieces that I am going to make with emb powd on top, cool idea!

Glenda said...

WOW! Those earrings are fantastic. I'm totally inspired to try that technique. You make it look so easy! Thanks.....

Maria said...

omg! WOW! How creative and fun! :D

Kathi G. said...

Wow!!! I just love the box and the earrings!! Awesome giveaway as well. mommakatx6@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I love seeing all of your creativity! Thanks for the chance! HBKHotie1 at msn.com

TinaW said...

Wow! I love both the box and the earrings. You have great attention to detail.

Beth said...

Absolutely love your work! You are quite an inspiration! TFS!

Karenladd said...

Wow, can't believe that I just now found your blog but I'm going to follow for sure now that I see that you make magic!! Gorgeous earrings and I got a giggle out of your various comments (right curving fern? I agree..they look left to me), and using your shirt tail to wipe the ink off , well why not?! Would love to win some Ranger goodies!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

SHartl said...

What creative, spectacular projects! I am so intimidated by altered art so I just sit back and let others dazzle me. That eyeglass case is so beautiful! Love the key and those gorgeous wings. And the earrings are something I would wear all the time. I love all the layers of color and those fern findings. Yes, I did read the whole thing so I know about the shirt-tail ink wipe!! As for me, I like to wipe my hands on my jeans, ha!

Skraperella said...

I love your altered case linda! The verdigris embossing powder is my favourite colour to use, however I had never considered using it on metal, such a great idea! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a fantastic prize :-)

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! AMAZING Creations!! LOVING them ALL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Львина said...
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Львина said...

Thanks for the chance to win the goodies.

Donna Gibson said...

Very cool projects! Love the earrings!

samboscraftart said...

Oh wow!! love this and now I have to try it!! thanks for the chance to win goodies too!!

Mary-Beth said...

Love the box Linda, fabulous detail, but they are both wonderful items!! Love the shirt tail tip! lol

Mary-Beth
acelticangel at yahoo dot ca

kayjax51 said...

Linda - you are so talented...I so enjoy seeing your creations here on your blog and on Facebook. Thanks for this opportunity to win this fabulous giveaway!

Monica said...

Beautiful Linda...your work is truly amazing and I absolutely love how you lay out the steps you take to achieve the finished product. I have an utee pot but I have never used it. Would love to win so I can play and learn to use it. Thanks so much for all of the amazing inspiration.
x0x0x
Monica

Linda Cain said...

Jane Thorn...wants to be in the drawing and cannot get it to go here. I'm entering for her! Sorry Jane.

Boni said...

this is amazing I love it mamadragon6@msn.com

windycindy said...

It is fabulous!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

That Box is amazing!!! Loving those buckles that I must now add to my wish list!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous box and earrings! Lots of great details on that box and the earrings are lovely!

Pamela said...

I love your box and earrings!

Debbie K. said...

Outstanding, Linda! You are incredibly talented. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win your give-away.
DebbieK
dkaste at wi dot rr dot com