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    Be’ Witched By the Heat? - Due July 25, 2014

    ATC Swap Due Date: July 25, 2014
    Signup/Withdraw Date: July 25, 2014
    Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: Unlimited
    Media: ATC must have at least one element created with heat

    Be’ Witched By the Heat? - Due July 25, 2014



    RETURNS MAILED 7/22


    Do you LOVE the heat?
    I LOVE heat, not just the sun, but all the ways ATCs can be created with heat.
    This is a heat technique swap........


    I clearly remember the first time I discovered embossing powder, and heated it, and saw how it went from grainy nothingness to shimmering beauty. I felt I had encountered true magic.

    I remember my first beeswax experiment, a day that will live in infamy.
    Starting with a left over party napkin, and adding some beeswax, I was introduced to my first Day Spa Aromatherapy experience, and the end result was MORE MAGIC. It made me a beeswax and napkin affection-ado ever since.

    And Faux Cloisonne......
    My cloisonne butterflies were the envy of Tiffany!


    With the hot, Hot, HOT days of summer, late July and August traditionally being two of the hottest months, I thought a Swap using techniques that require the use of heat would be fun, so this is a heat technique swap.

    This would included melted crayons, beeswax, Encaustic wax, napkins or tissue paper and wax, heat activated embossing powder, shrink plastic, Glue Gun and Melted Glue Sticks (Colored Glue Sticks are awesome!) Or Faux Cloisonne and Wax Paper Technique.


    * This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

    * Please make sure to package your cards securely and confirm there is enough postage on the envelope.

    * If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.
    http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

    * If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 49 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards, OR 70 cents postage or two "Forever" stamps if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy.

    * International participants, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.

    * I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

    * Please send your cards in protective plastic sleeves, and assure that they are ATC size (2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches). ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted. Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything! We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.

    * Cards are due to me by July 25, 2014. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed promptly. Late cards will be returned, as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

    * Remember: We all want to be able to know who to give rep points back to. So, do not forget to put your username and swap name on the back of each card!

    * A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

    * Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed. If you are new, or have not been in one of my swaps for a while, I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

    * Making ATCs with techniques that require the use of heat is better than Hot FLASHES!!!!!
    Who is in?



    Here are some links to get you started:


    BEESWAX, SOY WAX, ENCAUSTIC WAX, MELTED CRAYONS
    Beeswax and Napkins or Tissue
    For information on beeswax collage check out these links:
    http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/bx.html

    For an excellent tutorial on beeswax and napkins by mrubyjean:
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...highlight=heat
    Here is another FABULOUS link from ICraft with additional ideas and information
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19305

    Encaustic Wax
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encaustic_painting

    Melted Crayon
    For an excellent tutorial on the Melted Crayon Technique by seekingforart:
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...highlight=heat
    There is a slide show in you tube, here is the link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwuAt-qSFNs

    STAMP AND EMBOSS
    Faux Cloisonne
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/re...aux_cloisonne/

    HOT, HOT, HOT BACKGROUNDS
    Wax Paper Resist
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/re..._paper_resist/

    Melted Easter Grass
    http://gomakesomething.com/ht/recycled/easter-grass/

    RESIST EMBOSSING
    Emboss an image, color the image, or background color the card, then iron your art to remove/melt the embossing.
    The result is a resist image, with no embossing ridges (raised areas).

    MISC IDEAS
    Heat white glue and eye shadow
    Heat acrylic paint
    Heat sweetened condensed milk
    Heat plastic (Shrink Plastic/Shrinky Dinks)



    Current Participants:
    Be Witched By the Heat, Due July 25, 2014

    *1. Bag 123 - it - Cards Received 5/19
    */. Gerry - WITHDREW * UNITED KINGDOM
    *2. JenUrebel - it - Cards Received 7/16
    *3. Hally - it - Cards Received 7/16 * UNITED KINGDOM
    *4. mrubyjean - it - Cards Received 7/16
    5. Hinkeltje - Cards Received 6/17 * THE NETHERLANDS
    *6. papersaga - it - Cards Received 5/24
    *7. Marryth - it - Cards Received 6/03 * CANADA
    *8. catb - it - Cards Received 7/16
    *9. NancyL - it - Cards Received 7/01
    *10. RockingBearRanch - Cards Received 6/08
    11. AngeldreamCrafts - it - Cards Received 6/17 * CANADA
    *//. Trudy - WITHDREW * UNITED KINGDOM
    rn12. CastleQueen5 - Cards Received 6/24
    *13. Vicki Z - Cards Received 5/13


    * INTERNATIONAL
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 08-15-2014 at 01:01 PM. Reason: Add/Update Players

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    Lurking for now.
    And telling you that the last two links don't work for me.
    Getting the image or page have (re)moved error.

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    Sounds fun, I'll join in!

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    I'm lurking....I like using bees wax and love my heat gun!!!

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    I wasnt going to join anymore swaps for a while, but how can I miss out on this one. Please join me up Vicki

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    Thank goodness my craft iron (to melt bees wax) doesn't get very hot, because it was already 80F when I woke up this morning!

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    Welcome Bag123 and Gerry.
    I have signed you up.

    Bag123, at 80 degrees, you may not even need your heat tool.
    Just lay your cards in the sunshine.

    Lurkers welcome, novascotiacraftr.
    Beeswax and a heat gun are perfect for this swap.
    Hope to see you back.
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 05-15-2014 at 06:47 AM.

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    Going to have a go at creating these tonight. I must admit I nearly missed this swap cos I thought it was about witches....lol

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    Count me in. I really want to try encaustic but need to keep utilizing all the stuff I already have before jumping into yet ANOTHER technique which requires multiple trips to Joann
    I'll be embossing, maybe using UTEE and trying out my new heat tool with the melted crayon technique.

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    Sounds FABULOUS, JenUrebel.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you create.
    I signed you up.

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    Would cooked (with a heattool) acrylic paint also count for this swap? It gives cool bubbles in the paint when it's cooked.

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    Welcome Hally.
    I signed you up.

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    Hinkeltje, I have never cooked acrylic paint, so I would love to have you show all of us what can be done with a heat tool.

    I have painted with sweetened condensed milk (the stuff that comes in a can that is used as a cooking ingredient) and when it is heated with a heat tool, it bubbles and turns lovely shades of brown and beige and ivory and it smells good too. I would guess acrylic paint would react similarly.

    Shall I sign you up?

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    Use as many heat techniques as you like, Hally.......
    Already this is turning into a very interesting technique swap.

    Some items, like metallics and glitter will not scan well, so your cards will not look as nice if you post pictures, but we all understand that problem, and have a good imagination of how beautiful shiny cards really are.

    Do be careful with melted wax, if you apply it too thick, it flakes off the cards when dry.

    As for my condensed milk card, it was GORGEOUS!!!!!
    I would post it, but my cat ate it.
    It was made of milk after all, what did I expect????
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 05-15-2014 at 06:49 AM.

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    Here's my melted crayon:

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    That is gorgeous, Bag123.
    It almost looks like encaustic, and melted crayon is so much more reasonably priced.
    Thanks for posting your card!

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    I colored the card then "swiped" my iron over it, which gave it the smooth encaustic look. And it was a cheap generic crayon, because they are more waxy, so it was really cheap!

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    So glad I found your swap, Vicki...I'd love to join! Love heat!

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    Welcome mrubyjean.
    I am also glad you found my swap.
    I signed you up.

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    Remember the white glue & eye shadow technique too. Paint card with light coat of white glue (I used a 1" foam sponge brush,) scrape or sprinkle sparkly eye shadows on top then apply the heat gun. The glue will bubble and dry, and the eye shadow will stay put once it cools. Don't scorch the glue! Great use for those ugly eye shadows that come in the pkg with the ONE color you really want or that turquoise and yellow you bought that year you were a mermaid for Halloween

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