ICE Resin is proud to be a part of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop where many loyal customers get the chance to win prizes from the blogs/manufacturers they love.
Thank you for bringing beauty into the world through your art works.
Thank you for keeping our business healthy by purchasing items to make those intensely creative pieces.
Thank you for being open to trying new products.
Thank you for being excited to share and sell your handiwork.
Thank you for your feedback and questions so we get better.
May your 2015 be the best year you can imagine!
Enter to win!!
You must comment by specifically telling us how giving someone a piece of jewelry you created made you feel.
Two winners will be chosen at random and will each receive an ICE Resin plunger, an Art Mechanique Silhouette pack, 2 Iced Enamel Inclusions and Medium (not necessarily the ones pictured above.)
ICE Resin’s give away closes at midnight MST January 3.
Winners will be notified via email on or about January 4, 2015. If we have not heard back from you by the 11th, we will chose another winner.
You can make amazing things with ICE Resin. Here are just a few of our fave projects from 2014:
Want more chances to win? All of these wonderful folks are sharing the love too!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Spellbinders Paper Arts
My Favorite Things
Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
A Jillian Vance Design
Unity Stamp Company
Keri Lee Sereika
Lee Ann Barrett
Sarah Martina Parker
Yvonne Van de Grijp
“Helen Louise’s Happy Christmas” a mixed media collage using ICE Resin and Flitter Flakes by Carol La Valley, ICE Resin Content Manager
When I began this project I knew I wanted to try painting Flitter on a photograph. Our hop is Christmas-themed, so that helped, but I really did not have in mind anything specific in mind other than altering a photo. Now I understand why occasionally designers groan when asked, “What was your inspiration?” Helen Louise, like most of us, evolved and emerged as the day went on.
Indigo Blu materials:
Yorkshire Dales Flitter Flake
Piece of Flitter Scrubby
Vodka Martini, Goldfinger, and Miss Moneypenny English Cottage Acrylics
Other materials and tools:
Flat Stick-on Pearls
5×7 inch Hard Canvas
Vintage-looking Photo (I found her on Graphics Fairy!) Tip: I printed a couple of duplicates just in case. (She might have become a card, but I did not have any red paper the right shade!)
Non-stick Craft Mat
Gloves: I did not use gloves, but if you have manicured nails you might want to as my gelicos are now truly due for a manicure. My thumb and forefinger are now leafed! I’m proudly telling anyone who asks I am crafty and artistic.
Instructions, commentary, tips, and a song for “Helen Louise’s Happy Christmas”:
2. Seal front and back of Collage Pack paper with Art Mechanique Sealer. Let dry completely.
Tip: You can seal one side and flip it immediately and brush sealer on other side.
3. Use fine tip brush or a toothpick to paint Flitter Glue on the parts you want to highlight in photo. In this case, I chose to do the pine boughs the model was holding.
Tip: The photo to the left is an example what happened when I used a fine tip brush and the Flitter Scrubby on the photo. What I learned: When you stamp with flitter, you “kiss” the paper with the stamp. Brushing the flitter on added a bit more glue than I might have liked, but I couldn’t bear to throw it out.
5. Gently use Flitter Scrubby to “polish” the flake.
Tip: Gently. Scrub outward to inward. I tell you this because I didn’t and so I transferred a bit of flake where I didn’t originally plan. Ha! An excuse to fussy cut!
Alternative: The photo below is an example of using a toothpick to “paint” the Flitter Glue on the boughs. The trick to having the glue “kiss” the paper is taking a piece of non-stick craft mat, placing it on top and then pulling it off straight and quickly. You can use a baby wipe to clean the glue of f of the mat.
6. Fussy cut image while singing, “Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches.” This is sure to:
A) Make you feel good about your project.
B) Make anyone who hears you ask why you are singing Christmas songs before Halloween.
7. Paint pinecones with Goldfigner and Miss Moneypenny. Let dry.
8. Add pearls to pine boughs.
9. Mix ICE Resin per manufacturer instructions. (One-to-one ratio of resin and hardener, stir gently and thoroughly stir for 2 minutes.)
10. Paint a thin layer of ICE Resin on the canvas with a disposable paint brush.
11. Place the paper in the center of the canvas. ICE Resin is your glue at this point. Paint a thin layer of ICE Resin on the paper.
12. Place the girl on the paper.
14. I decided to embellish the edges of my piece with burgandy suede lace as I was still yearning for that pop of red.
15. If you wish to hang your piece, you can affix a hanger to the back or you could take the glass out of a 5×7″ frame and place your collage in the frame.
Christmas is just four months away (at the time of this hop). When will you begin decorating and hang up your project?
I am lucky to hop with these exceptionally talented creatives. I know you will adore their projects:
Day Two Links:
John Creighton Petersen – http://artnewwave.com/?p=982
Carol La Valley YOU ARE HERE ALREADY :)
Day One Links just in case you missed ’em:
Here are the rules:
Be sure to watch Faber Castell’ s Facebook page to check out their prize package winner.
Guess what Kathy, Jennifer, Tatiana, Jamie, Jen, and John have in common with Jill Jen, Rita, Tiffany, and Mou? They are artists sharing their creativity all this week on the ICE Resin and Faber-Castell blog hop!
For the next 5 days you will see jewelry, cards, collages — so much eye candy!
Here are the starting links:
COMING UP LATER THIS WEEK! More chances to see new projects and maybe win!
The blog hop projects will end on Friday but you have until midnight Eastern time on Sunday, May 18 to post a comment. Winners will be announced Monday, May 19. Two winners will win a Designing with Gelatos kit OR a prize pack from Ice Resin (a Resin Plunger, a Bezel, Medium and a Relique).
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.
The “Vintage Press” stamp from Stampendous was perfect.
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.
The 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.
At 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:
***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!
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!
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