Posted on | September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Susan wears wire.
Posted on | September 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
Sometimes it’s hard to find that perfect picture frame to match your home decor – so why not create your own? It’s easy to make your own picture frame using ICE Resin supplies including ICE Resin®, ICED Enamels , Shattered Mica and Glitter. These frames are so simple to create and will make everyone think you spent a fortune!
Other supplies: IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: InkBlusher, Fantastix, Brilliance Cosmic Copper, Stampendous: flourish rubber stamp from Stack Art Angel Wings Set, Miscellaneous: picture frame, cardstock, dryer sheet, heat tool
1. Remove glass and frame backing from picture frame.
2. Rub the front of the frame with a dryer sheet – it acts as an anti-static sheet to keep the ICED Enamels Relique powder from sticking to the unstamped portions of the frame.
3. Apply ICED Enamels Medium to an InkBlusher to ink the rubber stamp.
4. Stamp onto the picture frame as desired, working in sections and slightly overlapping the pattern.
5. Sprinkle on ICED Enamels Torched Copper Relique, tap off excess and heat set. Repeat until entire frame is covered, applying ICED Enamels Medium with a Fantastix where needed for detail work.
6. Mix ICE Resin following instructions and apply to the frame with a brush, adding Shattered Fire Opal and Copper Glitter inclusions.
7. Allow resin to fully cure.
8. Cut cardstock to size of matte, edging with Brilliance Cosmic Copper.
9. Assemble frame with picture inserted.
Posted on | September 21, 2014 | No Comments
What captures your attention?
Color (soft pinks and red that go with 2015 spring color predictions)?
The thrill of a eureka moment (the lightbulb bezel prayer box-a truly advanced metalsmithing skill that takes a delicate touch)?
A sense of joy?
The spirit of fun?
Posted on | September 20, 2014 | No Comments
Susan has traveled to Thailand several times, but the first adventure was some 30 years ago and she hold the memories of visiting museums and sacred places precious.
She says this about one Chinese painting: “the washed out reds and whites and pinks are still alive in my head.”
Posted on | September 19, 2014 | No Comments
You asked for a stronger sealant and we listened.
Great for sealing images and photos so they retain their colors under ICE Resin.
Try it on our Art Mechanique Image Pack.
Posted on | September 18, 2014 | No Comments
Crochet with Resin by Baerbel Born
Using Fabric in a Bezel by Thespa McLaughlin 2012 Creative Team
Shabby Chic Cuff by Kathy Thompson 2011 Creative Team
Ribbon or lace, vintage fabric or new? Are you going to try a new technique?
Posted on | September 17, 2014 | No Comments
I had a few of these pictures laying around from a photo shoot that my youngest daughter and I did a couple years ago and wanted to make a cool mixed media layout. I have not done a layout in a very long time but knew I wanted alot of texture and depth.
Chipboard Gears and Dress Form by Candy Rosenberg
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper
Canvas Corp burlap
May Arts burlap ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Scrabble Letter Alphabet
I used my chipboard gear set, misted it with a color spray mist and covered in ICE Resin and allowed to dry over night. I then added to the layout.
Additionally, I used an ICE Resin covered 1943 vintage newspaper piece that I had made and used it as the background behind the photo of my daughter on the right.
I wanted to show simple ICE Resin covered elements that can give your next scrapbook layout texture and a fun mixed media look.
Candy, Living the Altered Life
Posted on | September 15, 2014 | No Comments
With the technique Ice Prince John Creighton Petersen showed us in an earlier video I created a bottle label with a domed effect.
I added a small modification to the technique to make it work with the lightweight pieces I want to resinate and I needed to make them stay in place during the process.
P.S. Click here to watch John’s video.
Posted on | September 15, 2014 | No Comments
No. 22, Volume … unknown.
When was the first time you tore pages out of a book to make jewelry?
If you would like to learn more about Susan’s techniques working with resin and metal, her recent book “Resin Alchemy” and DVDs “Forge Wire Cages” and “Explorations in Jewelry Enameling” are available now.
Posted on | September 14, 2014 | No Comments
Have you ever incorporated light bulbs or pencils into your mixed media jewelry?
You haven’t? Well here is your chance! 25+ year Metalsmith Susan Lenart Kazmer designed all of these jewelry components to fit her needs and we bet you will be inspired to create with more than just one kind.
Are you yearning to make something for a teacher? Are you having a eureka moment? Need to come full circle and clasp that bracelet closed?
Consider going in with a friend when you place your order as they are only available in quantities of 12 each.
These are the bezels that captured our hearts in Susan’s Pencil Stub Necklace. Adorable in size and able to fit pencils perfectly, Susan offers them to you, in Sets of 4 to let your imagination fly!
Double clasp adds to endless fun! 2 per package and party sized, measuring 1.75cm in diameter. Available in gorgeous white-bronze or warm yellow-bronze.
Light Bulb Bezels, Set of 4 SLK2
These are the bezels that captured our hearts in Susan’sLight Bulb Necklace. Adorable in size and able to fit Christmas tree bulbs perfectly, Susan offers them to you, in sets of 4 to let your imagination fly! Available in gorgeous white-bronze and warm yellow-bronze.
Closed-Backed Circular Bezels, Medium, 1 pair SLK13
These simple, classic bezels are so easy to use in your work and in teaching, with it’s closed-backed design! Just lay your art inside and pour on the ICE Resin! Can you see the bracelet possibilities?
Medium Clasp Bezel & Hook SLK29
An amazing design was born the day Susan began turning bezels into clasps. Back in the day, she would teach you how to devise your own clasp, but now, she’s done the work for you – and it couldn’t be a more beautiful design! Just fill this Clasp Bezel with ICE Resin; add some Ephemera, and your off into a world of artistry in your wearable art! This Clasp Bezel doubles as a Medium Tassel Bezel when used without the hook, as well. Diameter of clasp is 1.5cm from rim to rim; hook is 2cm long. Available in gorgeous white-bronze or warm yellow-bronze.