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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eLit Award Celebration ~ Free “Imagine Create Explore” eBook

We won!!

Imagine Create Explore 3 Vol Set eLit Award 2014

Our combined set of Imagine Create Explore, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, won a Silver eLit award in the Arts and Crafts category for

ILLUMINATING DIGITAL PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE

and we’d like you to help us celebrate!

The eBook is FREE on Amazon from July 11 – 14, 2014 and features splendid mixed media jewelry and home decor pieces of ICE Resin’s 2011-12  Creative  Team members: Andrea Ring, JoAnnA Pierotti, Cindi Bisson, Cat Kerr, Tina Schiefer, Kathy Thompson, Lesley Fisher & Michael Jack.

The fifth annual (2014) eLit Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment.

The eLit Awards are an industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the electronic publishing industry.

The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996.

The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

Here’s a peek a the enormous variety art contributed by these talented former team members:

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Joanna’s Moss Hill Studio space

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Andrea ‘s Amuck Design website

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Jack and Cat Curio’s Facebook page

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Cindi’s Behind These Eyes blog

 

 

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Kathy’s Katalina Jewelry blog

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Tina’s Patina Marie blog

 

The Creative Goddess shares her Talisman

Talisman projectWe can attest to much of what the Creative Goddess, Vicki O’Dell, states in her profile! Have a conversation with her on Facebook or in person and you’ll surely be inspired by her love of crafts, joyful outlook, and business acumen. Check out her Creative Goddess website to see her Talisman piece and learn exactly why she chose her theme.

 

 

Previous Talismans:

Ken Oliver

Mitzie Crider

JoMama

Cheryl Bodkin Waters

Carol La Valley

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar

Are you a blogger and jewelry designer who would like to make a Talisman and share it on this extended hop? Contact carol (at) iceresin.com for all the details.

Bonus!

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In a related post, Vickie even shares some ICE Resin and tissue paper tips!

 

Ken Oliver joins us on the Talisman Journey

Ken Oliver TalismanA watchful eye rather than a word is part of this week’s Talisman by artist Ken Oliver.

Ken’s enthusiasm for arts, crafts, and vintage things seems boundless and is absolutely contagious, so of course Ken did not just make one talisman necklace, he made 2.

You can see both necklaces and come to understand more about the individual process of  creating a Talisman on his blog, Ken’s World in Progress, but here’s a sneak peek:

 

 

Previous Talismans:

Mitzie Crider

JoMama

Cheryl Bodkin Waters

Carol La Valley

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar

 

How you can participate in the Susan Lenart Kazmer Talisman Project:

Are you a designer or blogger or both? Just ask!

Contact Carol (at) iceresin.com for all the details!

It’s free.

Waiting for the Literary Agents to Call – ICE Resin / Stampendous / StazOn Blog Hop

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We’re so glad you could join us this weekend for the Stampendous Stamps, ICE Resin® and Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Blog Hop! Oh my goodness it has been so much fun seeing all of the excellent projects!

Carol La Valley here, ICE Resin’s Content Manager. As some know, I write fiction on the side. How to find a literary agent was the topic of a workshop I was listening to a few weeks ago and a partially formed idea for this collage piece popped into my head.

Waiting for a Literary Agent's Call

“Waiting for the Literary Agents to Call”

The “Vintage Press” stamp from Stampendous was perfect.

ICE Resin Stampendous Imagine Crafts

I love the vibrant, jewel-tone colors of the StazOn minis and that indented side makes them easy to hold. I used Gothic Purple for the telephone and dial  and Emerald City inks for the edge accents. I put a couple of spacers underneath to add dimension and simply secured then in my layer of ICE Resin.

Ivory ReliqueThe underside of the phone I made with Iced Enamels Ivory Relique on an Art Mechanique circle blank. I fussy cut the dial so the Ivory would show through in the center. The wishbone charm is from ICE Resin and has a bit of Turquoise Relique added to the tips.

Art Mechanique papers Belle Dames Francaise paperAt one time I made cards and created scrapbook pages and I had some torn pieces of paper leftover from another project in a baggie  – because if you craft with paper, you know, it is so hard to toss out the bits and pieces because one day you are certain you will find a use for them. Words ton from the Art Mechanique collage image packs became the background. Susan Lenart Kazmer, creator of ICE Resin, likes to stack paper in her work (guess what SLK, I was paying attention),  so I tied stacks of paper torn from the Belle Dames Francaise paper pack with a string to represent an old-timey manuscript submission. There is a little bit of Opal Shattered Inclusions scattered around the canvas to represent the dream.

I have to admit the red pencil was an afterthought. I felt like my collage was bottom heavy and even after I added the Rue Romantique Rhinestone chain, it still needed… Aha! (There is not much I can’t find on my messy desk if I look long enough) The red pencil is from UC San Diego’s writing program and was in a swag bag. Snapped it represents the frustration of waiting.

I have art hanging all over my walls, so I do not know whether this piece will find it’s way into an empty space or if I will give it away to a writer friend, but I sure had fun making it.

Let’s get hoppin! Here’s who else is posting today:

Stampendous

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

ICE Resin

Candy Rosenberg

Imagine Crafts

Naghma Husain

Baerbel Born

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

If you missed any of the posts, you’ll find them by clicking on the names of the artists:   Jennifer Dove      Rhea Weigand      Misty Grosse      Tatiana Allen      Linda Lucas      John Creighton Petersen      Jennifer Dove      Kristine Reynolds      Polly Hendrickson      Jen Cushman      Cathy Andronicou      Sharon Morrison      Asia King       Debbie Cole      Jamie Dougherty      Maureen Cronin

We know you are going to love making your own jewelry, and to make that easy we’re offering a nice prize package this week! Three lucky winners will receive a package with:

• 2 – Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp™ sets with designs sized for jewelry or small project making

• 2 – StazOn™ permanent ink pads by Tsukineko® courtesy of Imagine Crafts® – yummy Ganache and the must-have Jet Black

• 1 – 30ml package of ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Self-Doming resin

• 1 – pkg Suzan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Silhouettes in Heart Shape

• 1 – pkg Kristen Robinson Rue Romatique bezel(s) (styles vary). WOW!! You’ll be crafting some awesome jewelry in no time!

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How to Hop:

Each day we’ll post the designers participating in the Blog Hop. Click on each one and check out their project. Leave a comment on their blog that lets them know you really looked at their project. We ‘ll draw three blogs at random from the four days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all Stampendous contests if you have questions. We’ll draw winners on Monday, May 5 and announce them Monday or Tuesday, so be sure to come back and check for your name!

 

Welcome to the ICE Resin / Stampendous / Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampendous Stamps, ICE Resin® and Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko®!

Come on in! We are pleased to share these 19 unique projects from 17 talented designers across a range of jewelry, collage, paper craft and mixed media projects.

Misty Grosse, our ICE Resin booth manager’s first love is cards so she made cards and a great box to put them in.

Here are the cards… oh so perfect for Mother’s Day!

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Materials Needed for Card  Box:
Gift Box, Acrylic Paint, Foam Brushes, Paper Pack with Images and Wording, Bezel of your choice, ICE Resin, Stir Cups Stir Sticks, Metal Embellishments, Charms, Jeweled Brads, Large flower punch, Paper, Flowers, Lace, Any type of fabric ribbon

1. First start off with your box and paint the entire piece. Pay attention to the edges.

2. Gather your supplies to get started on your Bezel. Printed papers, metal charms, embellishments, etc. Cut or tear your paper to fit in the back of your bezel. Select phrases or words to add of your liking. Lastly, add your Metal Charms and or embellishments. (If you want to keep the true color of your paper remember to use our paper sealer….sealing the entire area front and back.)

3. After you have completed your bezel deign you can started mixing your Ice Resin. Make sure to stir at least 2 1/2 to three minutes.

4. Slowly pour the ICE Resin into the center of your piece. The resin will spread to the outside of your piece. Not to worrying if your embellishments move a little bit. You can use your Stir Stick to gently move them back into place.

5. After you have completed your Ice Resin pour you can set you piece aside to dry (six to 12 hours).

6. You can add a metal embellishment to the front of your box using a few jeweled brads.

7.  Gather your fabric ribbon and your finished bezel to add to the top of your box.

 

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So let’s get hoppin! Here’s who else is posting today:

ICE Resin

Tatiana Allen

Stampendous

Jennifer Dove

Rhea Weigand

Imagine Crafts

Linda Lucas

John Creighton Petersen

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

 

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How to Hop:

Each day we’ll post the designers participating in the Blog Hop. Click on each one and check out their project. Leave a comment on their blog that lets them know you really looked at their project. We ‘ll draw three blogs at random from the four days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions.

We know you’ll want to try this yourself, and to make that easy we’re offering a nice prize package this week! Three lucky winners will receive a package with:

• 2 – Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp™ sets with designs sized for jewelry or small project making

• 2 – StazOn™ permanent ink pads by Tsukineko® courtesy of Imagine Crafts® – yummy Ganache and the must-have Jet Black

• 1 – 30ml package of ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Self-Doming resin

• 1 – pkg Suzan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Silhouettes in Heart Shape

• 1 – pkg Kristen Robinson Rue Romatique bezel(s) (styles vary). WOW!! You’ll be crafting some awesome jewelry in no time!

Want the chance to be one of 3 random winners of a prize package by ICE Resin, Stampendous and StazOn?  Just comment on on the posts. Winners will be announced Monday or Tuesday, so be sure to check back.

Amazing Projects coming up:

Jen Cushman

Jennifer Dove

Polly Hendrickson

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Dougherty

Carol La Valley

Asia King

Candy Rosenberg

Debbie Cole

John Creighton Petersen

Lea Kimmel

Baerbel Born

 

Stylish dresses in carnelian and amethyst under ICE!

Misty Grosse, our ICE Resin Booth Manager and a gal with an all-around bubbly personality sent us a text:

“Look what I created! It has not been sealed yet but I am loving Iced Enamels!”

Amethyst and Ivory Relique

Amethyst and Ivory Relique

 

And then she sent this darling little dress in Carnelian Relique:

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Here is a finished necklace:

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General materials and tools you’ll need:

Art Mechanique Silhouettes Dress on a Hanger 

ICE Resin

Relique Powders : Carnelian, Amethyst, Ivory, Raspberry

(As of April 23: Carnelian, Amethyst, Garnet and Torched Copper Reliques are available!)

Silver Glitz

Belle Dames Francaise or Art Mechanique Collage Image Pack

Iced Enamel Medium

Connections, such as Art Mechanique Micro Screws

Cup,Sstir Stick, and Brushes

Rhinestone Chain, Lace, Buttons, etc.

Hole Punch or Drill

Instructions:

Play! Have fun! Plan how you are going to use the negative space as you layer your dresses.

Prepare the surface of your silhouette and add your choice of Iced Enamels Relique Powder. The video for how to do this is HERE.

Drill and connect your silhouettes.

Will your dress grace someone’s neck? Will it dangle from a bracelet? Could it become a pin attached to a card? We’d love for you to share with us on Twitter!

You can find Misty teaching in Southern California’s Orange County: http://www.meetup.com/Sassy-Crafty-Jewelry-Group/

 

 

 

 

Talisman Week 5 with JoMama – Nurture

Easter Greetings!

However you celebrate we at ICE Resin wish you incredible joy.

Spring is a time of renewal and the egg certainly symbolizes that potential for growth.

JoMama Jones ICE Resin Talisman

JoMama is our Taliman artist this week. Her word is “nuture”.

Take a moment and breathe that word.

Nice.

No I can tell you that JoMama is a nurturing soul. The first photo I ever saw of her was with a chicken (I believe the richly hued feathered creature was her pet.) Jo is also a believer in upcycling.

Without further ado, her is a link so you can see JoMama’s complete mixed media necklace and everything she has to tell you about it.

Previous Talismans:

Cheryl Bodkin Waters

Carol La Valley

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar

 

More about the Talisman Project HERE.

Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at) iceresin.com

Joyful Bunny Necklace

This little rabbit flicked its feet

jumped into the air and

did a joyful  twist before landing in Jen Cushman’s studio.

Jen Cushman ICE Resin Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, being Easter time, the little critter became immortalized in a piece of jewelry!

If you would like to see the entire piece of Easter jewelry, hop on over to Jen’s blog: Hopin’ Down the Trail necklace.

What Easter themed critters have found their way into your studio recently?

 

Fun Rabbit facts:

Rabbits have almost 360 degree vision. (Jen is a mom, so when she wears this necklace, she does have eyes in the back of her head.)

Their strong hind legs allow them to jump as high as 1 meter and sprint forward as far as 3 meters in one bound.

Rabbits are social creatures.

 

Flora and Fauna painted under ICE Resin by Willow Wolfe

One of the great things about CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association Show) is meeting new people and dicoveing how one art supply complements another. ICE Resin was next to and Willow and Jen Cushman struck up a conversation.

Willow Wolfe is an accomplished painter and after taking to Jen, decided to paint her art into bezels preserved with ICE Resin and make necklaces.

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Willow Wolfe writes, “It is easy to paint within these smooth, mixed metal bezels. Simply prep by sanding lightly and coating with an all purpose sealer.  Apply an undercoat of acrylic, transfer the image you wish to paint and use Princeton Select #3750 Mini Brushes to apply detail and dimension.”

Instructions for this elephant and daisy are in PaintWorks Magazine issue:

You will find Willow’s latest Dahlia in the Surround Yourself with Color Issue.

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