Creating a Winter Memory Book

Posted on | January 5, 2016 | 5 Comments

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Happy New Year!!! To all our wonderful followers from the ICE Resin Team.

 

I am so pleased to be ringing in the new year for the amazing ICE Resin Team. From those of use leaving the team this year I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey with ICE Resin and welcome in the new team. ICE Resin have some amazing things planned for 2016 and some amazing products coming your way so stay tuned and watch this space closely! I am so excited I could squeal but alas I must keep my mouth shut for now! Enough waffling from me and onto my project…… I decided this year, I would knuckle down and actually record some Christmas day memories, what better way to do it than create a solid slab of resin as a book cover and make a little book ready to fill with pockets for storing all my memorabilia like gift tags and bad cracker jokes. Tune back in on the 7th for the full video tutorial on how to create the plate. I look forward to seeing how you record your memories this year and hope you will share with us what you created with ICE Resin over the holidays.

 

Thanks for visiting

Clare Horner

 

Supplies:

ICE Resin®

Inkssentials: Foil Tape Sheet

Hero Arts Snowflake Background stamp

 

Other Supplies: Painters tape, plasticine, decorative paper, double sided tape, number die, Lawn Fawn Christmas border die, book rings, Kraft card, Stazon Blue Hawaii ink pad, measuring cup.

 

Tools: Die cutting machine, crop-o-dile or drill, paper trimmer, score board, file.

 

Disclosure: This ONLY works with rubber stamps, do not use this technique on clear stamps. Your stamp must be immaculately clean, any ink or dirt will transfer to the resin.

Instructions:

 

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1: Attach a clean rubber stamp to a suitable sized acrylic block.

2: Create a wall around the stamp with painters tape, burnish well to the sides of the stamp.

3: If the tape is having trouble adhering to the stamp crate a wall with plasticine on the outside edge to hold it in place.

 

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4: Mix ICE Resin to manufacturers instructions. For a large 6 inch stamp you will need a full measuring cup.

5: Slowly pour the resin onto the stamp. Bubbles will get trapped in a highly detailed stamp. Tease them to the surface with tooth pick.

6: Leave to cure for 8 to 12 hours or overnight.

 

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7: Once cured, remove all supporting walls and acrylic block.

8: Carefully tease the stamp away from the resin by the rubber, don’t pull the supporting foam, it will come away from the stamp.

 

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9: Die cut enough letters and number to write Christmas 2015 from the foil card.

 

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10: Colour all the foil parts with a solvent based ink, set aside to dry.

 

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11: Place the resin plate onto an acrylic block and adhere the words

12: Mix ICE Resin to manufacturers instructions, a full mixing cup full for a 6inch square stamp.

13: Pour on top of the plate and leave to self dome and cure for 8 to 12 hours.

 

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14: Punch two holes for your book rings with a drill or a crop-odile and file an excess resin.

 

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15: Cut several sheets of Kraft card to 5 3/4 inch by 7 3/4 inch.

16: Score the 7 3/4 inch length 2 inch from the bottom.

17: Decorate as desired.

 

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18: Tape the outside edge of the scored flap and stick down to create a pocket for your Christmas day memorabilia to be tucked in.

19: Create a sturdy backing page from card and decorate as desired.

20: Punch holes in all pieces and put together with book rings.

 

Your book is now ready to decorate with your Christmas pictures and add in your gift tages and anything else you might want to keep from the day.

 

 

 

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Comments

5 Responses to “Creating a Winter Memory Book”

  1. sarah allan
    January 8th, 2016 @ 04:25

    What a unique and beautiful project.. well done clare, i love it

  2. Dizzy Di
    January 8th, 2016 @ 05:15

    Would love to make this as a memory book with the grandchildren a pictures in. Thanks for sharing this

  3. Olive Appleby
    January 8th, 2016 @ 09:08

    Clare…..what awesome way to use the resin and stamp. Way to go. xxxx

  4. Angi eharis
    January 18th, 2016 @ 09:52

    What an awesome idea Clare! Tx for sharing and inspiring, I can’t wait to try this, ice resin and stamps! Aloha, angi in hana

  5. Ice resin projects - Resin Obsession
    April 28th, 2016 @ 09:40

    […] Creating a sheet of resin from a rubber stamp  What a great idea this is!  While the sheet shown here is quite large, I could see doing this with smaller stamps too. […]

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