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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Wednesday 3 April 2013


Good morning and Happy WOYWW.
I thought I'd take a piccie of my "heat it" station!
This is where the iron, heat gun and Melt Pot live (along with essentials like the kettle!)
My Melt Pot had gathered dust on a shelf until I saw Hels on C&C and I just had to get it back out and play.  I should have been prepping for todays demo but this was much more fun!  Anyway, here is the result.
I had a really cheap canvas that needed cheering up so covered it with Vintage Shabby Tim Holtz paper.
I melted Beeswax on a low setting in the Melt Pot, stamped some images onto a single layer of tissue and applied them to the canvas using the wax.  The stamps are also by Sir Tim.
I covered a small square of Studio 490 Art Parts with the same paper, stamped a message and 2nd generation pattern then painted the wax over the top.
The flowers and leaves were made from Spellbinder dies as where the flourishes.
I used Hels tip of scrunching up the leaves before coating them in wax.  The sides of the canvas and the Art Part were painted with Eco Green Black Acrylic Paint.  It's a great range of paints and I love them because they dry really quickly.  Everything I used is available from Creative Expressions. So, once again, many thanks to Hels for getting my Melt Pot mojo working again!  I'm also entering this as my Sunday Stamper entry...it's nature themed this week.  Pop over to Hels blog for details.
I've got some candy up for grabs...please see previous post for details.  It's a fab set of stamps and masks.
Off to pack up the car with all the demo stuff...really looking forward to it and I'm taking the canvas with me to sit in pride of place!
I'll try and get around to as many of you as I can but thank you for visiting and all your lovely comments...I was blown away last week.


Ali H said...

Hot stuff ! Always been frightened of those melt pots since I scaled myself in a class - so have steered clear but it looks like you were having fun ! Hope your demo goes well ! Ali #20

Unknown said...

Wow, what a heat station lol! Love your card, I was just on Sir Tim's blog and saw that dragon fly stamp and thought "I want that"!! Beautiful work :-). I also hope that your demo goes well. Happy WOYWW.
Janene #13

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful canvas and I'm sure hels is responsible for quite a few Melt Pots being unearthed from cupboards this week...thanks for sharing...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (22) xxx

Helen said...

beautiful canvas and I love your 'heat it' station - lucky you!! Helen, 4

ria gall said...

well done on getting your melt pot out again hasn't Hels done well this week so much inspiration.
I love your canvas I love using that technique such fun, lovely colours used

Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
Ria #33

Neet said...

Lovely wax picture. I still have my first one hung in my room so no worries about it lasting time. Enjoy your workshop.
Hugs Neet. 6xx

Jackie said...

Lovely picture and how sensible having all your heat stuff together
Jackie 8

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely sunshine on your 'heat station'! I gave my melt pot away and even Hels bless her, can't make me change my mind about it! What a rebel! Have a fun demo this avo.

Jill said...

Hi Pam. Love your interesting ideas and the results are looking good too! Happy WOW day. Jill x

Anonymous said...

You have a heat station like we have a "docking" station for all the electronic gadgets. Not sure I need to add WAX to my explosion of supplies, my room is quite overrun with stuff, but who knows - maybe in the future.....

DOH! WOYWW is bad for my wallet....

MA (1)

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Pam!! Wasn't Hels great? I was all ready to get the melt pot out last night but decided to tidy up first and it got too late. Maybe tonight, but I just realised I forgot to set the timer on the DVD - rats!! Lovely project,Have a good Wednesday, Cindy #47

Pallavi said...

Nice canvas! Love how you get so much light from the window. Hope you are having a lovely WOYWW

Claire said...

what a sunny spot to work - and heat things up lol
a beautiful canvas - i just love all sir tim's products :)
thank you for dropping by already and leaving a lovely comment!
happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
no. 2

jill said...

Fab canvas . great work place , happy woyww Jill #28

fairy thoughts said...

I love the idea of s heat station... the only thing missing is a toastie maker he he. your canvas is gorgeous... Hels is so talented
janet #27

Spyder said...

Lots going on in your crafty space, lovely card/canvas and sentiment.
Have a great crafty week!
HaPPy WoYwW!!
((Lyn)) was #52 now 51!!

Christine B. said...

Hi Pam , love your great canvas. I haven't got a melt pot but been enjoying watching all the shows. Hugs x ChrisB

Elizabeth said...

Hello Pam, love the canvas. I have some beeswax, had it for a couple of years and didn't know what I could do with it until I saw Hels demos so, like you, got to thank her for showing me the way :) Good luck with the challenge. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #95

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah melted wax haven't done that since teens when we made candles oh what fun it was! had rather weird shapes some of them as we made them in whatever we could find. Love your price, great art!
.. happy 200 WOYWW thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x #9

KatzElbows said...

A heat station? What a good idea. I was thinking of a thinking station, but this might be more important. Lovely view of your window too. Hope it doesn't get too hot at the heat station!

Cheers, Rachel #34

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I don't have a meltpot and I think I might be afraid of trying to fit one into my room. Ironing Angelina fibres is probably the hottest I do. Having said that, I do possess an enamelling kiln, and one day, I will resurrect that when I can find some more supplies for it. Thank you for your visit and kind comments. Have a good week. xx Maggie #16

505whimsygirl said...

Wow - a heating station!!! I'm not tried working with wax yet. It's on my list.... need to find a cheap old pot at the thrift store!

Your canvas turned out looking great!!!

Thanks for visiting me already!
Kay (12)


G'day Pam
Its only my second week doing WOYWW. I'm late as I have had two huge busy days and just had no time to get to the computer. As well as when Julia posts the WOYWW post I am at work and its already in the evening here on Wednesday by then LOL. WOW I can only dream to have a room big enough to have a heat station...love it. Gorgeous wax card too. Isn't the smell of heated was divine!!
Annette In Oz