Switching Gears by John Creighton-Peteresen

Posted on | July 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

ice resin layersSupplies:

ICE Resin®: ICE Resin®, ICED Enamels™ Medium, ICED Enamels Relique™ Torched Copper, Art Mechanique™ Chocolate German Glass Glitter, ICED Enamels™ Shattered Mica Bronze, Mixed Metal Hobnail Long Rectangle Bezel Large Antique Silver, brushes

IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®: StazOn Opaque Ivory Black, StazOn Metallic Gold and Copper, GlazOn, InkBlusher

Miscellaneous: watch parts, gears, adhesive, Spellbinders®: Creative Cogs 3D M-Bossabilities Folder


1. Using a brush, cover the backside of the bezel with ICED Enamels™ Medium. Sprinkle on Iced Enamels Relique™ Torched Copper and heat set. Allow to cool down completely before repeating for the sides and front of the bezel.

2. Mix ICED Resin® according to instructions and use a brush to apply to the sides and back of the covered bezel; allow to cure completely.

3. Create another batch of ICE Resin®, this time adding a drop of StazOn Opaque Ivory Black.

4. Pour resin into the Creative Cogs 3D M-Bossabilities Folder; allow to cure completely. NOTE: If you do not allow the colored resin to cure completely in the folder, it will be “rubbery” and will tear when you try to remove it from the folder.

5. Lightly twist the embossing folder until the resin begins to come out of the embossing plate.

6. With an InkBlusher, lightly apply StazOn Metallic Gold and allow to dry. Repeat with StazOn Metallic Copper. Once dried, apply a thin coat of GlazOn.

14280003594_9f28082455_m7. Trim embossed resin pieces to fit inside of the long rectangle bezels.

8. Use adhesive to hold the embossed resin pieces into the bottom of the bezel.

9. Mix a batch of clear ICE Resin® and apply a thin layer into the bottom of the bezel.

10. Begin adding found objects into the bezel, lightly coating on the backside of each piece with ICE Resin before adding into the bezel.

11. Continue adding more gears and watch parts, along with Art Mechanique™ Chocolate German Glass Glitter and ICED Enamels™ Shattered Mica Bronze as desired.

12. Fill in bezel with ICE Resin® and allow to completely cure.

Hi Everyone! After I saw Tatiana Allen’s project a few weeks ago on the ICE Resin® blog on creating shapes using embossing folders, the ideas started to swirl in my head about what I could create! I stumbled across a project that I had made years ago in a class that used UTEE embossing powder, and while handling the project the UTEE cast piece broke and I then remembered why I avoided making projects with UTEE. And then it dawned upon me – why not use Tatiana’s technique with colored ICE Resin® to create a background for a bezel!

I’d just recently been to a flea market and purchased some fab vintage tchotchkes including watch parts and gears that were waiting to be used, so this project was born!

John Creighton Petersen, Art New Wave


3 Responses to “Switching Gears by John Creighton-Peteresen”

  1. Nikki K
    July 9th, 2014 @ 05:01

    Love this John, coating the outside of the bezel looks fab.

  2. Bärbel Born
    July 10th, 2014 @ 16:45

    Pretty! Amazing! Genius! Did I say pretty? I LOVE this piece.

  3. Laura Strack
    July 30th, 2014 @ 18:28

    John, This is awesome! Love the texture that is gives the bezel.


    Imagine Create Explore

    Copy& Paste a badge
    into your blog!
  • Ice Resin Newsletter