Flickr Friday: Marie Dodd

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Today’s Flickr Friday inspirational designs using ICE Resin comes from Marie Dodd, a student of Susan’s who makes really beautiful jewelry full of wonder and mystery.

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CTW – Susan Lenart Kazmer

Creative Team Wednesday

Kristen, Barbe, Jane, Deryn and Kecia — all members of our Creative Team — do a lot of inspirational work! using ICE Resin and Susan’s handmade bezels that we then have cast for our customer’s creative use. Each week, we’ll feature designs from our Creative Team. Sometimes, we might even slip in some images from Susan Lenart Kazmer or Jen Cushman’s work using ICE Resin too.


copyright Susan Lenart Kazmer

Today’s inspiration comes from Susan in the form of her new triangle wire-and-resin paper journals. SLK first began making wearable journals when she created one as a class sample years and years ago when she began teaching the technique of making resin paper. As she continues to create pieces for her Industrial Chic craft line of charms and components that’s exclusive to Michaels, Susan is taking a look at her older work with new eyes.

“I’ve been looking around my studio at pieces I made 10, 15 years ago and, instead of them looking as my older work, I’ve been inspired by them. I find myself wanting to revisit some of this work, but still looking at it with a fresh perspective,” she recently told me.

A perfect example is the triangle wire frame shape of this piece. She created the open-backed triangle bezel in sterling silver in 2005 and had it cast for use with ICE Resin. She revisited the shape again last year when she decided to make some new mixed metal bezels. The shape naturally flowed from her last month when she spent some quality time in her studio making some new resin paper journals.

The frame couldn’t be a more perfect setting for her layers and layers of resin paper that look as if they’ve been perfectly preserved, but still excavated from a ancient and forgotten chamber buried deep within the earth.

This is just a sneak peek at some of Susan’s new work. We’re thrilled to let you know there are many brand new never-seen pieces that will be debuting in the upcoming July 2011 issue of Belle Armoire magazine by Stampington.

Ask the ICE Queen

Ask the Ice Queen Tuesday

Hi ICE Queen! I have made some earrings out of 90lb watercolor paper using a wet folding origami technique. I have been coating the earrings with multiple coats of Polyurethane varnish to add gloss and protect them from the elements. Would it be possible instead to dip these in ICE Resin? I am looking for a thicker glass-like appearance and this seems like it would be ideal, not to mention saving time.

Dear creative one,

Yes, ICE Resin makes and excellent sealer coat. Rather than dipping into mixed ICE Resin, I would “paint” it on to your paper origimi using the inexpensive plastic paint brushes you buy for something like 50 for $1 at your local dollar store. This way, you can control how much or how little you add, and because of the resin’s self healing chemisty, you should not see any brush strokes. You can also let the sealer coats dry in between and build up as many layers as you like by painting on a layer, letting it dry, mixing up a new batch of ICE and repeating the steps to get that thick glasslike look you’re wanting.

You can also try dipping the papers into mixed ICE Resin, but you will still need to have a plastic paintbrush standing by to wipe off any extra drips that form on your pieces of folded paper so they don’t dry that way.

Good luck. Hope you upload some pictures of your finished pieces using ICE Resin to our Flickr group. Love to see what you’re making.

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

Hello everyone- karen here & it’s inspiration Monday! each week I will be sharing with you bits of inspiration I have bookmarked from around the web. I hope that some of these goodies will inspire you!

spring has finally come to the northeast…. and it feels SO good :) has it come by you yet?

have you visited the graphics fairy site? she shares lovely vintage clip art for *free*!
I’m loving this feather study :)

looking to explore those (*gasp*) manual camera settings??
This is a great cheat sheet, print it out & stick it in your camera bag. source

and here’s another brilliant poster to print via idea obscura.
she even offers a hi res pdf version– so thoughtful!

i am endlessly inspired by my lovely friend nina bagley’s wonderful work.
it speaks to my heart & soul ♥

& i’m in love with these collages by valerie roybal.
it is a part of her secret language series.
i even love the name :)


that’s my inspiration collection for this week! see you next monday ♥


you can come visit me over here.

Flickr Friday

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Today’s Flickr Friday from the ICE Resin Flickr Group is a cute little cast baby doll by Lisa Patencio. She calls these sweet little babies “Belly Buttons” because she uses vintage buttons in their tummies. SO darn CUTE Lisa!

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