Cat Kerr’s Gratitude Journal and Thankfulness Pendant

Posted on | November 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

ICE Resin“Gratitude” Altered Journal

ICE ResinCat Kerr created her “Gratitude” Altered Journal by adding premium paper, ink, rub-ons and flat back Swarovski crystals. The bloom is layers of stitched felt and paper. The top piece has hand stitched seed beads and a staple bezel filled with a die-cut that has been
covered in resin.

ICE ResinFlower on “Gratitude” Journal

ICE ResinAfter covering the top of the journal with premium paper, ink and flat back rhinestones, add a rub-on floral base to the cover and put aside. Find the element for the center
of your circle staple bezel (I used a sticker). I cut it out with the same size
punch, added a flat back crystal to the center and added the first layer of ICE
Resin®. Once that first layer cured, I added a second layer of ICE Resin® to
give it a nice dome. Once cured, I fit the center element to the staple bezel
and close the prongs. Using the staple bezel as a guide, I cut out a larger
circle piece of felt, and using that as a guide, cut out the paper using a
scalloped scissor. You can cut out as many layers as you desire. Machine stitch
around the perimeter of the felt circles you cut out to add some additional
texture and add glitter glue on to the edges of the paper. Hand stitch on your
circle staple bezel on to the top layer of felt. You can also add seed beads
and rhinestones. Assemble the flower by adding smallest to largest layer, stitching
through all the layers with a needle and thread. Lastly, glue on the flower to
the cover of your journal.

ICE Resin“Thankfulness” Fiber Pendant

I created “Thankfulness” by weaving assorted fall color fibers in and out of the staple bezel, then stitching on seed beads and a puzzle piece that has been covered in paper and resin. Three Swarovski crystal dangle from the bottom and lastly, before
closing the staples, I glued on a felt back.

Using a desired fiber, create a knot on one end of the staple bezel. Weave the fibers in and out and across the bezel, eventually covering up the entire surface of the
bezel. You can add as many fibers as you like, just keep in mind not to make it
to thick because you will stitching elements on to the top of the pendant.
Next, add paper and ink to your puzzle piece. Then put some holes in your
puzzle piece using a hole-punch. Add a layer of ICE Resin®. Once the puzzle
piece has cured, hand-stitch your piece onto the fiber pendant. At this point
you can also hand stitch on seed beads to the top of the pendant. Once the
pendant is complete, size out a piece of felt and glue it on to the back of the
bezel using fabric glue. Lastly lightly hammer the prongs of the staple bezel.

Watch for “To Be”, “Don’t Forget” and “Nature” when Cat’s work is featured again on Creative Team Wednesday.


7 Responses to “Cat Kerr’s Gratitude Journal and Thankfulness Pendant”

  1. Nancy Crissinger
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 07:39

    Ohhhhhh … these are both absolutely beautiful!!

  2. Jen Cushman
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 09:48

    Such gorgeous pieces Cat. I’m thankful that you are part of the amazing ICE Resin Creative Team. Your work is just stunning!

  3. Tina Schiefer
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 10:23

    I love the “bloom” on the journal. The layers are so pretty! I bet it looks gorgeous in person!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  4. Judy Ewing Cannon
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 12:10

    thanks for the instructions!

  5. Diane
    November 24th, 2011 @ 07:44

    These are beautiful, so proud of you Cat!

  6. Cynthia@OrnamentalStyle
    November 25th, 2011 @ 08:10

    These are fabulous pieces, Cat. Very creative. Love the big bloom and the high dome on the bezel on the journal and the fiber on the necklace pendant.

  7. Swarovski Elements
    August 24th, 2012 @ 15:40

    i would say some cute dangaly or hoop ones in the bottom hole and maching studs in the other holes. or you could put very small hoops in the middle holes


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