I thought I'd better try and do some serious catching up - I've been really busy of late, and my poor blog has really suffered.
I did have a plan....you know what happens to them!! I was going to photograph my samples for the let Leonie loose shows, and blog them. However, I end up making the sample and then remembering "the plan". Everytime. Or I'll take a photo of the first step, and then forget! Obviously enjoying myself to much and just getting caught up in the crafty moment.
Instead, I will share some of the makes and try and explain the techniques. If you have any questions, I will read the comments and try to help.
I'm so happy I have tried this technique brought to us by the talented Fran.
She uses an electric pan, which essentially acts like a very large melt pot. This means you have lots of space, so can do larger pieces.
I worked on a piece of mount board, as this will withstand the heat and the layers you are going to add. Pop a piece of heat resistant craft sheet directly in the pan, and then your mount board.
Add a layer of ultra thick clear embossing powder onto your card, and allow it to melt - if you pop the cover on the pan it will melt quicker with the intensity of the heat.
Once it has fully melted, start adding colour. Work down from the top, so I went for blues, and then into greens for the grass .
Whilst all this is taking place, on a separate piece of heat resistant craft sheet melt "puddles" of embossing powder. These will be your flowers. Remove the puddles from the pan and allow them to cool, and then add them onto your scene. How cool is that! Do check out Frans book for more wonderful ideas.
This was my spring time creation, using little scraps of embossing powder for my flowers! Really love it, and it's certainly something I wouldn't have thought of myself, but will definitely experiment.