Miscellany

Fly Standing Heart

By  Vickie Kammerer 

size: 3-3/4"x3-3/4"

  • Fly Standing Heart

Materials

  • Retro Café Art Gallery Extra-Large Stand Ups Heart Kit
  • Thin adhesive-backed cork sheet
  • Small wooden letters: F, L, Y
  • Narrow nail-head trim or bead string
  • Maid-o’-Metal Copper Tooling Foil, 36-gauge

Tools

  • Ranger Melt Art: Melting Pot, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), Organic Gems Heat It Ink Kit, Winged Mosaic Texture Treads
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Copper Pigment Powder
  • Ranger Inkssentials: Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Heat it Craft Tool
  • Coral acrylic paint
  • Liquitex Modeling Paste
  • Small craft-dedicated rubber spatula
  • Butane or propane torch, or hot plate
  • Clear-drying liquid glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil, paintbrush, awl, craft stick, paper plate, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Using craft stick, scoop small amount of modeling paste onto paper plate. Mix in small amount of coral paint; blend well. Spread paste onto heart kit base. Scrape paste level and let set for a few minutes. Press texture plate into paste and lift straight up. Let dry.
  • 2. Trace heart twice onto copper foil; cut out with scissors. Heat copper with torch or hot plate until metal begins to darken and change to dark copper, pink, and red. Let cool. Hammer opposite halves of copper hearts with awl to create texture.
  • 3. Plug in Melting Pot and fill with generous amount of UTEE, set dial for UTEE, and cover. Once melted, add a few drops of Coral Heat It Ink; stir with spatula.
  • 4. Place copper hearts on craft sheet. Carefully pour colored UTEE over smooth half of first heart, immediately press texture plate into UTEE, and hold one minute. Repeat for second heart. Let cool. Use finger to rub pigment powder over raised surfaces.
  • 5. Adhere copper hearts to both sides of wooden heart. Trim edges as desired; let dry.
  • 6. Paint wooden letters coral; let dry. Adhere letters to heart front; let dry.
  • 7. Trace round base onto cork, cut out, and adhere to bottom. Adhere heart into base; let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. If using torch to alter copper, follow all safety instructions.