Sunday at The Ink Pad


I spent Sunday teaching two classes at The Ink Pad in NYC.  Thanks to everyone who came out!  Here’s a group shot from the morning class, which I called Melt Art Madness. We played with Ranger’s Melt Pot and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, using a variety of means to add color and texture to our pieces.

Melt Art Madness ~ Marjie Kemper ~ February 23, 2014

These were the class samples. Click on photo to enlarge. As you can see, there’s an awful lot you can do with UTEE!


Karen and Pam are frequent Ink Pad attendees… they made some stunning creations today.


Valerie knocked my socks off with her image transfers. I think these would be lovely pins or pendants.


Deanne’s working on an eye project… love this fun piece she made!


Andrea has a whole lot of melt art happening here in various stages of melting and cooling.


Lisa doing a pour.


Violet took pouring to a whole new level with this stunning pendant.


Here’s a close-up.  Wish you could see it in person – both sides are exquisite.


Maria worked magic with clear and black UTEE.

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Check out this piece in particular… SCORE!  I hope I get to see what she uses that on… it’s so unique and interesting.


Karen made a dimensional piece I wanted to steal… this would look incredible attached to any project.  Again, click any photo to enlarge and see the details.


Stephanie created something that looked like it came straight from a tropical sea.


She had the drizzle down to a science.  This is so delicate and yet kind of strong all at once.


And here’s the group shot from the second class, Demystifying Distress Stains and Dylusions Ink Sprays.  I only took a few pictures in the afternoon, but suffice to say we had a fun-filled time creating then too.


This little  booklet opened up to all of these pages/techniques:


Some of the people getting started – Maria, Margaret, Laura, Arlene and Ava.


This table was a particularly fun one – Laura, Margaret and Ana are all hard at work.


And that was my Sunday… what a treat!

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope to see you in class one day soon.  

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Wowzer… I’m sliding down that slippery slope towards a MeltPot! What a fabulous array of class creations – and it all looks like so much fun.
    Alison xx

  2. I wish I had been part of this – it looks to be such amazing fun and a lovely group.

  3. Melt art fun for sure! Everyone certainly had a great time and class, judging from the smiling faces! Wonderful projects! Hugs!

  4. Both classes look amazing Marjie! Wonderful projects too! x

  5. Had such mixed feelings as I read this…so excited for your students because what amazing things they made! You are right to click on it to enlarge the photos because the details are exquisite! So bummed though that I live so far away and don’t get to play with you and the awesome melt art!

  6. Both classes look so much fun. The little booklet is gorgeous. I dream of visiting the Ink Pad one day.

  7. What fun! It so reminds me of the wonderful afternoon we had at Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, MA! 😉

  8. Wow, what a day indeed and it looks so much fun as well as lots of learning going on. xx

  9. How fun! LOVING all the photos!!!!!

  10. Marjie…I’m blown away by your Melt Art class! There is some stuff in there I’ve never seen! For students to have made this kind of stuff really shows how AWESOME of a teacher you are and how well you know your stuff! Gorgeous student work!

  11. Denise Spillane says:

    Wow these are fun. Wish I could have been there

  12. Both classes look amazing…. just right up my alley! Gosh, I need to learn to how to do things like this with my melt pot. The pieces you showed are all stunning. I can just imagine some of the drizzles and that alpah numerical one on a journal page. The hamster wheel is spinning now! LOL The teaching space looks so nice too. Thanks for sharing the fun and ideas!

  13. Oh I am so envious Marjie, I would love to do a melt pot class. All the creations your two groups made are just wonderful, it must have been lots of fun! Anne xx

  14. Fantastic results. Looks like you’ve had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Everything looks so wonderful – I really like the projects using the UTEE. I sure wish you would make an online class using UTEE and a melt pot. There are so many of us that can not get to your workshops!
    Sandy xx

  16. Oh Gosh……. Wish I could be there with you and all these talented students. Would love to play with you. I’m sure you inspired everybody so they went home with a happy smile on their face. If I was there I would soak lots of your creativity. I just adore your style !! Come to Spain and be my mentor….. Lots of sun, cheap food, drinks and lots of stuff to play with….
    Thank you for sharing…… Allthough being there would have been so MUCH better. LOL
    Hugs from Spain.. M

  17. Marjie, that seems fun time, wish I could join once your class!

  18. Both classes were so informative, and such fun! Great seeing old art friends and making new ones!

  19. omg Marjie this is so fab I want to come play with you~
    susan s

  20. Everyone is beaming. You had some fantastic students with gorgeous results. But you are such a good teacher…..xox

  21. Lol, Marjie- I didn’t even see you taking pics. And yes, I had a wonderful table- all the ladies were so supportive and sharing- making sure everyone had a turn with the different supplies you so generously supplied. My accordian book now has 19 pages- will be uploading pics on fb later. Thanks for a fabulous class!

  22. Oh I so wish I had been in that class. Looks amazing! Beautiful work – obviously a very talented instructor!