Create tissue paper magic with ICE Resin® for your Valentine by Chantal Johnson

Posted on | January 21, 2015 | 5 Comments

 

Translucent tags, art dangles and natural elements

Translucent tags, art dangles and natural elements

Seeing for the first time what happens when white ephemera (tissue paper and feathers, to be specific) and ICE Resin® meet, was both magical and tragic.   Tragic in the sense that when I put one of my little hens’ white feathers in as a element in a pendant it disappeared as if it wasn’t even in there! Trust me, I’ll only do that once. But the magic happens with white tissue paper and stamped sentiments or images that are embedded or coated with ICE Resin®. It as if the stamped image is floating in the ICE Resin® and the viewer is able to see what is in the background. Coating the tissue paper with ICE Resin® both front and back to make resin paper, you can create translucent tags or dangles in any art or jewelry project. Trust me again; I’ll do this over and over!

As a gatherer of the natural elements from the ocean shores, my shell collection is vast and it is housed in beautiful glass jars all through out my home. I do pick many to be used in jewelry pieces, home décor and even for saltcellars and candle holders. To me, keeping the integrity of the shells is important- I don’t usually paint them different colors as I believe the Creator’s paintbrush is far superior to mine- So in keeping the natural, I found that a little tissue paper stamped sentiment and ICE Resin® can impart a timely word and keep the shell timeless. Using the ICE Resin® to adhere the tissue and then allowing it to cure, the shell has a beautiful gloss that won’t discolor over time and the natural beauty is in tact.

In my first design team project, I combined the love of the natural, the love of tags, wire and words, and the love of ICE Resin® to create tissue paper magic.

Have fun!

Chantal Johnson, Wishblooms

Gather-

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ICE Resin®

Disposable measuring cup

Wood stirrer

Sponge

Small paintbrush

Disposable gloves

Craft mat or plastic trash bags

White tissue paper

Stazon Ink pads – your choice of color

Stamps

Seashells

Wire 26-28 gauge

Scissors

Round nose pliers

Small beads, charms,

Vintage seam binding Ribbon

Eyelets and eyelet setter such as a Crop –a- dile

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  1. Lay out tissue paper and select stamps and sentiments.
  1. Using Stazon ink, stamp images onto the tissue.

**I work with smaller pieces of tissue so I can create small collages or word choices. Leave a border around the stamped images so once coated and cured with ICE Resin®, you will be able to cut around the imageIMG_6075-web

  1. Once images are stamped, set up the craft mat or trash bag in a clear area with a constant temperature. I use the kitchen counter, as my studio gets too cold.
  1. Mix ICE Resin® according to directions, using equal parts A and B.   Set a timer to stir for 2 minutes if needed and then let it rest for 5 minutes – I use a timer for both and my results are fabulous!
  1. IMG_6068-webTo create sentiments on seashells or various elements, use the paintbrush to paint on a thin coat of ICE Resin®, and then place the trimmed tissue stamped image or sentiment onto the object and brush on another layer of ICE Resin®.
  1. Allow to dry for 12 hours. I like to do this step at night so I will not touch my projects to see if they’re dry. When I wake up in the morning, it’s all finished!!

To create the ICE Resin® Tissue paper, prepare the paper as in Steps 1- 4.

Then beginning on the backside of the paper, using the sponge, spread on the ICE Resin®. Once the back is coated, repeat the process on the front of the paper.

Place the coated tissue paper on the trash bag and allow curing.

**Once dried, be careful and remove the tissue paper slowly from the trash bag/craft mat.

IMG_6077-webTo create the tags,

Trim the ICE Resin® tissue paper to desired size.

Using eyelet setter- set an eyelet for the ribbon and ephemera

Using handheld punches, punch out desired shapes from tissue paper.

With the thin gauge wire, create beaded dangles and ICE Resin® tissue paper charms.

Can you imagine the stamps and colors you will use to make your own?

 

 

Comments

5 Responses to “Create tissue paper magic with ICE Resin® for your Valentine by Chantal Johnson”

  1. Gigi Harlan
    January 21st, 2015 @ 07:00

    I love those! Great post, thanks for sharing!

  2. Brock
    January 27th, 2015 @ 19:09

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  3. Jen Crossley
    January 28th, 2015 @ 01:36

    Beautiful Chantal xx

  4. LEX Smarsh
    May 15th, 2015 @ 18:12

    I see on the YouTube heart collage that you GLUE STICKED papers together…Did you let that glue dry overnite or where you able to resin immediately over the glued papers…thanks plus any help on glue stick choices…ty…your work is heartfelt!!!!

  5. carol
    May 17th, 2015 @ 13:57

    Yes, any time you use glue let the glue dry completely.

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