More melt pot

Don’t you just love Sundays? And don’t you just love Sundays even more when they are followed by a Bank Holiday Monday? This Sunday is even better because there’s a new challenge over at Anything But A Card. This time we have a colour theme for you, here’s the palette:


You can use one or more of the colours in your project, just as long as it isn’t a card (ATCs and Tags are fine :)). Here’s my DT sample:


This is another altered wood block made with the assistance of my Melt Pot. I actually made this one before the one I shared with you on Friday. Once again I painted the block using acrylic paints inspired by the photograph. Here’s the block before it got the beeswax treatment.


This time, I cut pieces of single-ply tissue for all the sides, except the base. Then I stamped them using Stazon. The sea bubbles by Ryn, the moon/sun from Inkadinkado and this lovely little bee (Miss Beez?) which is from The Beekeepers Tea Collection (Plate 13) by Clearly Constructed Stamps. There’s also a little bit of script which is a stamp from Stampin Up!



I applied each piece of tissue by painting a thin layer of beeswax on to the block, positioning the tissue and then heating the wax with a heat gun whilst brushing gently to spread the wax evenly. Then I applied extra wax around the edges and dusted on some mica powders.


I’ve added a large brass key charm and threaded it with some coordinating ribbon.


In the corner I made a little arrangement of muslin, dyed with Dried Marigold Distress Stain, paper roses and a tiny little vial that I’ve filled with glitter and added a label. The vial is by Creative Expressions.



On the top I used a bobbin topped with a brass brad.


I think this is my favourite of the two blocks that I have made. However, I did make one big mistake that I actually has ended up as a happy accident. You won’t be able to see it, but you might be able to guess what it was. There is a clue on this page, but it isn’t obvious.  If you think you know, leave me a comment!


I hope you’ll find some crafty time to share a project with us at Anything But A Card for this challenge – you’ve got three weeks to link up. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for buzzing by.

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More melt pot — 16 Comments

  1. This is gorgeous Lisette,I love the colors and your sweet image. I can not find any mistake at all, this is totally perfect! ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane. Trust me, it’s there but it’s one of those “you don’t know what you don’t know” things. I will reveal all later in the week 🙂

  2. Oh I love it Lisette, it looks so beautiful, the beeswax gives such a great texture to it! And I loved that purple peach color combo as well. Fabulous work!

  3. awesome. I love how you put everything together so professionally. You rock. Also I cant see the mistake.

    • Thank you – it is there, but probably not what you might imagine! I will confess all later in the week 🙂

  4. Your little Miss Beez is adorable. Would love that stamp myself. And the key – ooooh, love keys. Another master piece Lisette.The colors are gorgeous.along with perfect embellishments added to put the final touch on your incredible creation. Happy Sunday. Think it’s time I got my melting pot out to play.

    • Thank you – I love that little girl bee and she comes in two sizes!! Get that Melt Pot heating up 🙂

  5. Wowsers, Lisette, you’ve really outdone yourself here! This block is totally awesome!! I love the all the stamped images and the key and the moon dust bottle. How did you adhere the key, flowers, bobbin, and bottle? I LOVE that flower brad–who makes it, do you know?
    This is so wonderful that I can’t imagine there’s a mistake here. Is there a boo-boo under the bobbin? That’s my best guess.
    By the way, that piece of ribbon on the key is the type of little touch I’m always rabbiting on about. Lovely!
    Congrats on a 4-day work week. What is a bank holiday, anyway?

    • Thank you so much Roberta. To stick on the all the bits you mention I used glue gel – I use one made by Pinflair which I don’t think has silicone in it. This glue seems to hold everything tight, but I am extremely messy with it. Silicone glue would do the job too. The flower brad is from Stampin’ Up! – you get a whole pot of assorted sizes and they are fabulous. You will probably make a great big “tut” sound when I reveal what the mistake is later in the week – it probably won’t be what you think and you will realise the clue was right there on the page all the time!! A Bank Holiday is simply a public holiday – in days gone by everything closed and the majority of people had the day off. Now, most things are open (most of the small, local shops are closed in my village) but the banks still stay shut! We get two Bank Holidays in May – one at the beginning and one at the end which, combined with the two days at Easter makes for lots of short weeks coming in quick succession!!!

  6. Stunning altered wood block, I love these colours. You really have got the melted wax technique down pat and, come to think of it, the stamping on tissue technique. Fabulous embellishments, especially your brass brad.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. The brass brad is one of the Stampin’ Up! ones – I don’t know if other places do them but you do get quite a good pot full. Hope I haven’t made a mistake giving up my demo status!!! Now I thought you and your eagle eyes might have spotted my error!! 🙂

      • Sorry, I could not see anything out of place, The only thing which went through my mind was that when I have seen other wooden blocks, and I have only seen one or two, the cotton reel has been on the other end, but that has to be personal choice.


        • Nope – that’s not it. I did toy with putting feet on the bottom and I have some teeny cotton reels that would have been perfect but I’m blowed if I can find them…or my owl charms…or my white chalk pen!!!! xx

  7. Gorgeous use of the colors and another amazing block! I really need to try one of these! LOVE the little bottle of moon dust! No mistakes as far as I can see!

    • I love this technique and those tiny bottles are so cute. I meant to do the block the other way up – if you look at the plain painted block I had it the other way. Then I put the tissue on and there was no going back. However, one of those where I think it was an happy accident!

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