May 9, 2007

Sun Catchers


My May Inkling for my Ranger Yahoo Group. I found these magnets in the $1 bins at Michaels and the idea came to me to use them as molds to make sun catchers now that the sun has decided to come out here in MA.

Supplies
Ranger UTEE
Ranger UTEE Flex
Ranger Archival Reinker(s)
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Ranger Melting Pot and Tools
Ranger Non-Stick Mat
Ranger Cut & Dry Foam
Decorative Magnet or other object to use as a mold
Hole Punch or Paper Drill
Ribbon
Oil or PAM

Melt four scoops of UTEE in the melting pot following the directions that came with the melting pot. Once completely melted add 1 scoop of UTEE Flex. Let Flex melt completely. Grease decorative magnet with a little oil or spray with PAM. Place on Non-stick mat and pour the melted UTEE over the magnet and let cool completely.


Carefully remove the magnet from the cooled UTEE and trim off any excess (you can reheat these pieces and use again).

To get the image to stand out more, color with Archival Reinkers or Alcohol Inks using cut and dry foam.

Punch a whole in the top of your Sun Catcher add decorative ribbon or fibers and hang in a window and enjoy.

2 comments:

VexedAngel said...

WOW, what a cool way to use UTEE!!! :-D Love it!

Liz said...

very cooooooollll