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February 01, 2013

UTEE Embelishment For Artist Trading Card

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Today I'm sharing my tutorial for working with a product called Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).  It is This product melts easily and allows you to apply it in a multitude of techniques.  The technique I'm showing today is called UTEE Stamping and I will use it to embellish an Artist Trading Card.  Artist Trading Cards (ATC) are 2 1/2inch by 3 1/2 inch cards that you create art in mainly to trade with other artists. 

Since the technique is a little on the difficult side, I'll share a YouTube tutorial towards the bottom that is very easy to follow.

Here's my finished Artist Trading Card :
Here's what you'll need: Versa Mark ink pad, rubber stamp with deep etching, acrylic pain, pigment powder (I used Pearl Ex you can find it here) I found the stamp on ebay but not sure if when you read this, it will still be available and the website that sells it is no longer online.  Anyway, here's the ebay link: Walter Knabe Stamp
A craft heat tool (a hair blow dryer will not work) you can find it online or craft store, UTEE find it here
the last thing you'll need is a Tim Holtz die, but you'll need a die cutting machine too.  Don't worry, if you don't have either, you can always cut your cardbard using any template online.  I found this one for you LINK just print it out smaller so it will fit on an ATC card.

Next, use the Versa Mark ink pad to saturate your cardboard:
next pour the UTEE on top:
heat it with a craft heat tool and while it's still warm, press the rubber stamp on top and press down

using your finger, apply acrylic paint gently over the UTEE
next, apply the pigment powder with your finger
add it to your ATC with some small embellishments, and wah-lah!

Hope you liked my tutorial!!! even though I don't see you, I enjoyed having you stop by.  Leave a message below and I'll come visit your blog.  Also, a BIG thank you to all who have been sending me emails.  I always enjoy reading them and I try to reply back to you as soon as I can when you send me questions, I hope I'm doing a good job with that. 

Before I forget, I was contacted by an eye glass company about doing a review for them.  In return, they will provide FREE prescription glasses to my readers!!! how cool is that? I'll publish a post with all the information you need for your FREE pair over the weekend. 

Here's the YouTube link as promised.  This is by Cynthia, she is *amazing* with UTEE.


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