ICE RESIN DESIGN TEAM 2015 CALL OUT – APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 

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We are looking for a few fabulous designers who love creating jewelry and

mixed media art with ICE Resin®.

If you have personal goals as a designer and want to expand your talents within an incredible team, you are invited to apply for a year-long position on the 2015 ICE Resin® Design Team!

NEW: Former team members are welcome to apply.

How to Apply: Please cut and paste the questions below into an email, answer them, and send along with 3 photos of your creative designs using ICE Resin to Carol@iceresin.com.

Deadline is Monday, December 8, 2014

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ICE Resin® 2014 Creative Team Application:

Name:

Physical Address:

Mailing, if different:

Phone/cell:

Email address:

FB:

Twitter:

Pinterest:

Blog:

Website:

Google+:

Other:

 

Please tell us what your design experience is (whether it is simply creating for yourself and others or publishing, etc.) and what you prefer to create—jewelry, mixed media pieces, paper, etc.

 

Why would you like to be part of the the Susan Lenart Kazmer™ ICE Resin® Design Team?

 

Have you been published? If so, please list publications. Also, what are your publishing goals?

 

How long have you been working with resin?

 

What is your experience with resin in addition to ICE Resin®?

 

Are you comfortable in front of a camera?

 

What are your goals in the Arts and Crafts industry?

 

Teaching experience – please list any venues or retreats where you have taught or will be teaching in 2015.

 

How often do you post to your blog? Other social media platforms? Are you open to posting for business purposes?

 

How do you feel about cross promoting on your blog?

 

Are you able to meet publication deadlines?

 

If selected, you are committing to 9 projects per year with instructions, step-out photos and a matching technique video, plus a 3-6 blog hop opportunties as they arise. Does this work with your lifestyle and goals?

 

As an artist based company ICE Resin offers our team members: Generous product packages shipped directly to your home, compensation for publication, trade show designs and the support of our social media.

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Please cut and paste these application questions into an email, answer the questions and send it along with

3 photos of your resin work and a link to a video you have done

to Carol@iceresin.com by Monday, December 8, 2014.

New Creative Team Members will be notified by Friday, December 19.

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Get a little insight into Jen Cushman’s teaching style

Artist Jen Cushman is an engaging instructor who has been sharing her love of mixed media for the past 5 years with students across the county who want to break out fo the mold in colorful and exciting new ways.

Here she is showing our friend Terri O how to make druze bangles:

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And here’s Jen sharing how to make resin paper as part of  Stampington’s Guest Artist Series.

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Register for upcoming classes with Jen: CHA in Anaheim, California and To Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ.

 

Monday Inspiration: Guest Artist Chantal Johnson’s Feathered Love

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Hello Fellow Jewelry Makers, I recently took four fantastic classes from Jen Cushman at CREATE in Dallas, Texas.  I painted, played, “resined” and enameled everything I brought including the paper towels that were intended for clean- up, feathers from my sweet little hens and white tissue paper.    As Jen said “I was hooked – line and sinker.”  By the third class, I was experimenting with the painted paper towels that now were also stamped and torn to fit inside the bezel, iced enamels/resin and my feathers.

My first attempt was trial and (a few) errors.  I discovered that the metal shield was too dark and that the paper towels didn’t show. I placed 2 feathers in the shield, one white and one black with white stripes.  To my surprise, as I poured the resin, I gasped as the white one totally disappeared as if it had never been there.   What to do?  The result was ok but not the wow that I had envisioned.    So during the fourth class, I started over and began to correct the darkness, find the light and create that one of a kind piece using my painted and stamped paper towels and my little feathers once again.

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To lighten the shield, I used Ivory Iced Enamel Relique as the background.  Once I placed the paper towels on the cooled background- there was light and it was good!  I decided that one feather was enough for the focus and chose a striped one once again.  Adding a little torn piece of white tissue stamped with “love” was just the word I needed.  The rhinestone chain added another element of light.  As I poured the resin, the light was there, the feather was there and it was all very good!!

To complete this piece, I used a silver chain with ribbon and lace woven through the chain. Keeping the light feathery feel, I used pearls and both clear and serene blue crystal beads.  One heart dangled from the chain to bring the idea of love full circle.

I love to use the things around me that bring a smile to my face and give light and life to the heart.  My style has been described as sweet sentiment with strength.  With ICE Resin and Iced Enamels along with found and loved objects such as my feathers, ribbons and words, I am able to create those pieces that accomplish both.

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Chantal Johnson is a mixed media artist living in Rowlett, Texas.  She is married and has three children.  Her work has been featured in Haute Handbags, Belle Armoire, Sew Somerset, Apronology, Somerset Home, Green Crafts and Somerset Studio.  Visit her blog at chantaljohnson.blogspot.com

Handmade Holidays Day 3

 

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Welcome to the final day of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the projects from the last 2 days! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Christmas Tree Ornament
by Jennifer Cabic

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Tools and Materials:Garnet Relique Powder
ICE Resin®, mixing cups and stir sticks
Iced Enamels™ Relique in Ivory, Garnet, Glitz Silver & Glitz Gold
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Disposable paintbrushes
Iced Enamels™ Paper Sealer
Paper Maché Ornament
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection – Ho Ho Ho Paper
Craft Heat Gun
Scissors
Craft Glue
Westcott Hobby Knife

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Technique:
1. Trace around paper maché ornament on the paper with pencil and cut out for each side and along edges.

2. Using disposable paintbrush, apply paper sealer to all paper and let dry. Glue onto paper maché ornament

3. Using a disposable paintbrush, apply Iced Enamels Medium™ to the front of the brads and along edges of front and back of ornament. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ and tap off excess. Using a craft heat gun, melt the enamels. Let cool.

4. Using the tip of your X-acto knife, cut small slits in the front and back of the ornament to push the brads into. Insert brads.

5. Mix ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions and using a disposable paintbrush, apply a light coat of resin to your ornament and the brads. Let dry for 24 hours.

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Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap

Westcott

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ellison Educational Equipment

ICE Resin

Therm O Web

Walnut Hollow

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Rowland Technologies

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Tami Mayberry Art & Design – Tami Mayberry 

Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason

Meagan – The Charming Farmer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey

Pink and Main – Mistyana Wright 

The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson

It’s Sew Lorine – Lorine Mason   ‎

Therm O Web – Andy Knowlton 

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez

Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho

ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen

Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly

Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins

RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

 

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs & websites below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

Handmade Holidays Day 2

 

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo

Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Light Up the Season Lantern

by Baerbel Born, ICE Resin International Creative Team

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baerbel-born-ice-resin-hhh1Supplies and Tools:

ICE Resin custom made molds
Art Mechanique Heart Bezel
Graphic 45 Paper and Brads and Cardboard Christmas Stickers
ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink
Rowluxe Illusion Film – cut desired shape
Sizzix die 658058, Box Square
LED Light with Batteries

 

baerbel-1-hhh-ICE-ResinInstructions:

1.  Gather you custom made ICE Resin molds. Here is the link for how to make these foam molds; http://wp.me/p1MCno-38w

2.  Cut your Graphic 45 paper and Rowluxe Illusion film per kit instructions.

3.  Assemble light box and watch it shine!

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Baerbel-hhh-ICE-Resin-2Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap

Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Westcott 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 

Rowland Technologies 

Neat and Tangled 

ICE Resin   ‎

Therm O Web

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main 

The Buckle Boutique

Clearsnap – Vivian Keh

Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled

ICE Resin – Jen Cushman   ‎

Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps

Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser

Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking

The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch

Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull

Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland

Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton

Katie Smith – Punk Projects

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken

Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble

Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer 

Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter

Liz Hicks – Blogerisms

Andrew Roberts Graphic 45 

Cori Warner The Flying C

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo SPONSORS 300dpi

Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

Handmade Holidays Day 1

 

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo

Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Handmade Holidays Hop 2014 – Christmas Ornament

By The ICE Prince (John Creighton Petersen)

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I absolutely LOVE to create ornaments for the Holidays – especially since I only have 13 Christmas Trees in my house! The ornaments that I cherish the most are those which are handmade, by myself or friends. Every year my art group has a Holiday get together where we all swap handmade ornaments. And thinking that I might actually be a little bit proactive this year, I thought that I’d experiment with some of the great supplies from our partner companies participating in this year’s Handmade Holidays Hop. Traditionally my colors for the Holidays are blues and silver, but I thought that I’d switch it up with this project and go a little more traditional with red, green and gold.

Susan Leanrt Kazmer Mixed Metal Hobnail Bezel

Supplies:

ICE Resin®: ICE Resin, Paper Sealer, Large Hobnail Circle Bezel, ICED Enamels Relique Garnet, ICED Enamels® Medium, Art Mechanique German Glass Glitter Chartreuse and Gold Glitz, brush, stir stick and measuring cup

Westcott: Titanium Bonded Craft Knife and Detail Scissors

Graphic 45: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection Happy Holly Day, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Roland Technologies Rowlux Films: Sea Glass Red, Moire Gold

Dies: Snowflake Pendant, Snowflake Bliss, Standard Circles Large 

Ribbon

Miscellaneous: dimensional adhesive

 

15542313317_8ca6f55efd_mDirections:

Die Cutting Prep Work:
• cut one large circle from Happy Holly Day paper
• cut one large snowflake with 2013 Snowflake Pendant from Rowlux Moire Gold film
• cut one large snowflake with Snowflake Bliss from Rowlux Sea Glass Red film
• cut one each of the two small snowflakes from 2013 Snowflake Pendant from Rowlux Sea Glass Red film
• cut one small circle from the Standard Circles large from Rowlux Moire Gold film

Creating the Bezel refer to image for steps
1. Mix ICE Resin® following instructions.
2. While the resin is setting up, fussy cut holly leaves (2) from the Happy Holly Day paper.
3. Paint ICED Enamels Medium onto one of the brads, then heat set with ICED Enamels Relique Garnet – allow brad to cool completely.
4. Add a thin layer of ICE Resin into the bottom of the bezel, then place the die cut Moire Gold circle into the bottom.
5. Begin layering die cut pieces – larger red snowflake, larger holly, smaller holly, smaller snowflake, Garnet brad.
6. Fill the bezel with resin, adding german glass and glitter to add bling.
7. Allow to cure completely.

Creating Resin Paper
1. Edge the circle die cut Happy Holly Day piece with ICED Enamels Medium.
2. Heat set with ICED Enamels Relique Garnet.
3. Using the side of the stir stick, spread an even coat of resin across the backside of the paper.
4. Turn paper over and repeat for the front side, adding glitter as desired.
5. Allow resin to set completely.

Assembling the Ornament:
1. Layer large Rowlux gold snowflake onto the resin paper, securing with dimensional adhesive in the middle.
2. Adhere Rowlux red snowflake onto the gold snowflake.
3. Embellish bezel bottom hoop with a small bow.
4. Secure ribbon to the top bezel for hanging your ornament.
5. Adhere completed bezel, centered, onto the base layer of the ornament.

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Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap

Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow 

Graphic 45

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web

Westcott 

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

ICE Resin

Hydrangea Hippo

Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin

Stencil1 – Ed Roth 

Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa

Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 

Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne

Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak

Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King

Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson

One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta

Therm O Web – Alice G0lden

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding

ICE Resin – Clare Horner

Pink and Main – Yolie Burke 

The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio

Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko

A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell 

Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters

Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo SPONSORS 300dpi

Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

Make a Hauntingly Simply Rue Romantique Skeleton Cameo Necklace and Earrings

Happy Halloween to you!

Isn’t it a pleasure when you see a jewelry component and think: this goes with that and I can make such-and-such for my friend and she will be so happy…seredipitous!

Melody, my good friend, former boss, instigator of many camp-outs and burnt rolls (I helped with the burnt rolls), and joyfully-abundant-holiday-decorator, was the recipient of this necklace and earring set.

 

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Halloween is Melody’s fave holiday (mine too). In 2012 she decided to dress up skeletons and start a daily blog. Have you ever tried to dress a skeleton? They are no help at all. Plus these skeletons do not stay at home in the closet where most people keep their skeletons! You can see their smiling faces and bony bods at the beach, the dentist, the park, construction sites, in other homes for slumber parties, and now, the lady skeleton has crept into Melody’s room and pilfered her jewelry!

I know all of you Creatives will appreciate what a massive undertaking (score 1 for my bad pun) of time and effort this 31 days of consecutive skeleton posing and posting is. If you want a treat, Melody’s Haunted Halloween blog will surely put one on your face.

Carol La Valley, ICE Resin Content Manager

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Melody’s Skeletons Abound Jewelry

Rue Romantique Bezels: Pair and Single

Rue Romantique Chains: Pearl and Jet Fire Polish

Skeleton Cameos (from the truly nice people whose booth backs up to ICE Resin’s at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee)

Earring Wires

Jump Rings

E6000 Glue

Jewelry Pliers

Glue on cameos and use your tools to attach chain and earring wires as shown.

How do you share Halloween with your friends?

#throwbackthursday How to use ICE Resin on Tissue Paper

Tissue paper goes translucent under Susan Leanrt Kazmer’s signature product – ICE Resin.

It’s great for art journal projects like the one author, artist and designer Kristen Robinson shares.

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Here is a tutorial on how 2012 ICE Resin Creative Team member Thespa McLaughlin resined tissue paper.

You will need a non-stick craft mat, gloves and cut up piece of kitchen sponge or a disposable paint brush to paint ICE Resin on both sides.

Tip: if you want to use your resin tissue paper to make fairy wings, you can use a regular kitchen trash bag to make a big enough surface for a full sheet of tissue paper.

Shaker Box Pendants with ICE Resinated paper by Sandy Martin

You’ll find the instructions for Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Shaker Box Bezel on page 87 of her book, Resin Alchemy.

Sandy Martin, an accomplished artist and member of our ICE Resin Creative Team in 2013, was an ardent student. She made these beautiful shaker box pendants.

It’s about movement ~ dangling beads and ribbons extending from pencil bezels.

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What would you place inside a shaker bezel of your own? Confetti from a special party? Sand from that Hawaiian beach? Words?

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What kind of necklace would you string each of these lovelies on? Ribbon? Wire? Leather?

 

The Fabulous Terri O hosted Jen Cushman on Sonoran Living

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Jen Cushman joined Terri Ouellette on Sonoran Living earlier this week. You can watch HERE.

It is always so much fun to get together with Terri. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She is a goddess of the arts and crafts world and her motto is “super simple”.

Thanks Terri O!

 

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