Lisa Patencio wanted a sculpture that looked like my painting. This is DAS clay with ice resin (she wrote on our Flickr page: “I bought some resin from Michaels. All I can say is “NEVER AGAIN”! I am an ice resin girl.”
Christina Bothwell’s work inspired Lisa to create this figure.
She colored her ICE. Here is a link to the technique!
Inspired by a recent trip to Maui, I’ve created a travel journal to document my thoughts and recollections of time spent in the South Pacific. A tropical place where the water is deep blue against the white sand beaches; the cool breeze, having travelled miles across the open ocean, is the freshest to ever fill my lungs; and each lingering day ends with a sunset that is beyond breathtaking.
“Standing at a northern precipice of the island, surrounded by craggy fields of black lava rock,
I spot a length of huge rope floating in the churning surf far below.
I spend almost an hour mesmerized watching as it’s tossed to and fro, floating on the surface, without ever coming close to the shoreline below.
I let my mind wander, as my eyes gaze over the horizon,
and I imagine a 3-masted tall ship crashing through the waves so many years ago. What a majestic sight that must have been.
The full white sails aflutter. I envision the beautiful, craftsmanship of the wooden hull and the intricately engineered rigging.
Then I’m struck with the thought of the risks those early seafaring men took to get to shore and discover these islands for the first time.
As I continue to watch the rope in action, I am in awe.”
Feel free to visit my blog, for assembly instructions and more creative design and inspirational ideas using ICE Resin and Spellbinders products.
- ICE Resin®
- Spellbinders dies (Spellbinders is an ICE Resin cross promotional partner.)
- wall paper
- brown paper bag
- cotton lace
- soldered glass vial of pearls
- jump rings w/pearls
- rusty binder clip
- brass luggage key
- Crop A Dile punch
- Mod Podge
- oh, and a brown ink pad!!! :-)
Spellbinders Grand Calibur and smallest square die from Labels 15,
German Glass Glitter
Plus: muslin, fusible interfacing, thread, vintage jewelry, snaps, and an embroidered flower.
Here is a little taste of one of my metalsmithing classes at Art Unraveled.
Flimsy tables and little anvils mean noise in the classroom. But FUN nonetheless!
If you aren’t a metalsmith, the Art Mechanique line has a caged tassel bezel.
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