Tips for Tints & Faux Stained Glass

Tints Pendant

In yesterday’s blog post, I shared my super-easy technique for creating faux stained glass with ICE Resin® and the new Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Tints. The “leading” was created using photo editing software, and printing on an inkjet printer. That’s not the only way to create the leading, however. In today’s video post, I share several alternatives for creating the faux leading, and not only are they easy, they’re also inexpensive and so low-tech, they’re virtually no-tech. I’ve also included several tips for working with the new Tints, which make fantastic, saturated yet transparent color.

Take a look!

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Thanks for watching! You can find me at:

Facebook: HUWBijoux

Instagram: @HUWBijoux

Web: HUWBijoux.com

Blog: GemFabulous

Work in Progress A. Marie

Hi! A. Marie here today and I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek of a Work in Progress painting that I’m doing with ICE Resin and various techniques to color it. This is what’s on my desk today.

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And here’s a little creative tip. This is something I remind myself often about when I’m in my studio:

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* Remember you can follow more of A. Marie’s adventures here on the ICE Resin blog and also on her personal blog at http://fromthebreathofdaydreams.blogspot.com/

Meet Karen Michel

karen-michelHello world! My name is Karen Michel & I’m a mixed media artist, author and designer. I have been a part of the behind the scenes ICE Resin® family for years helping design the website, product packaging, and collage papers. This year Susan & Jen invited me to come on board the 2016 Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Design Team sharing how I use ICE Resin® in my mixed media work.
I have used ICE Resin® for everything from filling bezel charms, finishing off collaged canvases, to sealing a 30-foot community outdoor mural. It’s definitely a staple in my work process, and I’m excited to share my creative experiences with you.

I am a full time artist & momma of two little boys; art is a part of our day to day experience. We live along the coast just outside of New York City, so my inspiration is fed by the salty air and tides and the vast cultural diversity of the area. The majority of my work is based on the concept of creating a sense of modern mystic ceremony: home/body adornments, art journaling as a daily creative practice, and using photography to capture the magic of everyday living. I’m looking forward to this journey with the ICE Resin® Design Team & I hope to inspire you to try some new techniques and get creative!

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Meet A. Marie of From the Breath of Daydreams

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Angelique Marie aka A. Marie

Hello, all you daydreamers out there. I’m Angelique, otherwise known as A. Marie, the artist behind From the Breath of Daydreams. I cannot even begin to express how excited and honored I am to be a part of the 2016 Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Design Team. It’s such a dream come true for me, and I look forward to soaking up every moment of the experience.

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Destination Self Discovery

I call myself a “creative conjurer” mostly because I don’t believe creativity has limits. I’ve felt the inspiration to be creative from as young as I can remember, and I’ve explored and continue to explore a wide variety of mediums. In fact, as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize that I can be creative in everything that I do, and really see the world through inspired eyes. Life is a canvas just waiting to see what we’ll make of it.

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Mothers Ring of Love

I believe my “style” is pretty fluid. Because of my belief that creativity heals, I really try to always take into consideration who the client is, and what they need and enjoy. Then I do my best to tell a story within the framework I’m working in, and to concentrate on pouring as much positive energy into the pieces as I can. Creativity really is about healing to me. Being able to lose myself in something that I’m creating has been that one thing that has kept my spirits up during the roughest times of my life. In personally understanding the massive positive effect creativity can have on the soul, I am passionate about encouraging others to be creative and sharing what I’ve learned with anyone who is interested in embarking on their own creative journey. I really do believe that everyone has an artist inside them, they just have to find their medium and then give themselves permission to explore.

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Briar Rose

When creating for myself, I’m really inspired by the different myths and cultures from around the world. There’s a dance between the unseen and the mundane that sparks a fire within and dares the artist to listen to its secrets.  I like weaving symbolism into all that I do, and I find great pleasure in combining the techniques I’ve acquired in various mediums and experimenting to see how they might work together to form a new whole. I’m constantly learning from those around me, and will forever be a student at heart. I hope to inspire others to create from the heart and to be fearless in exploring what moves them. It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s that I really began to understand the depth of beauty in imperfection and the serenity that can come from fully embracing the creative spirit. I plan on pushing myself with each challenge we’re given on the team, and I hope that in sharing the discoveries I make with you, maybe you’ll be inspired to push yourself as well. I really can’t wait to see what daydreams are lurking around the corner just waiting for me to take a breath. With ICE Resin® in hand, I have no doubt that this year is going to be one magical journey.

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Memories of Her Love

May your muse shine brightly.

Learn more about Angelique:

Website: www.FromtheBreathofDaydreams.com

Blog: FromTheBreathOfDaydreams.blogspot.com

Facebook: AMarieFromTheBreathOfDaydreams

Twitter: FTBODD

Pinterest: FromTheBreathOf

Meet Chantal Johnson

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My State Fair Ribbon Winner – Deep in the Heart ICE Resin®

It was a thrill and a dream of a lifetime to be on the 2015 ICE Resin® Design Team!! And now to be on the 2016 Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Design Team is doubly thrilling, unbelievably exciting…how many superlatives can I write (at least one more)…Incredibly Thankful!!

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Some of my favorite Bezels- painted or collaged; all filled with ICE Resin®.

Now I have the task, to introduce myself. This for me, as I wrote last year, is quite a daunting task. I want to share with you who I am without telling every detail of my life, in our family that is called TMI—too much information. So with that in mind, I thought that this year, I would share a little more about my artistic style and what seems to resonate with me through my life and my art.

 

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Open-back repurposed buckles- Collaged, filled with ICE Resin®, with ICED Enamels (blue one), leather, wire and beads!

With the ever-changing trends in life, home, art, even clothes (let’s leave the 80’s in the past), I try and embrace and blend the trend and yet in it all, I have found a style, that speaks to me. Composition that is pleasing, colors that compliment, not compete, sentiments that inspire and the joy that it was to create. I try and remember who my audience is….you! The reader, the paper crafter, the jewelry maker, the student, the client, each one of you comes with different expectations with my art. For the paper crafter, it is sharing the love of paper and bringing life to that project. For the reader, it’s sharing techniques and tips to make your creative journey easier. For the student, to learn and feel accomplished in your own efforts. For all, a sense of joy and inspiration!

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My love of ICED Enamels and casting “ICE Resin® stones” set in handmade silver and copper rings.

Another element of my style is my background, my heritage, and where I love and live life. For me, my style is as big as Texas, as soft as the South and a little joie de vivre!   You see, I was born and raised in the South; Texas is my home; and I am (very proudly) half French. My inspiring, talented mother is from Chaville, a little town near Versailles. To put it all together—my heritage is one of Southern hospitality and European style, but my heart is pure Texan!!

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Love, joy, hope and peace…a few inspiring words.

Lastly, my style speaks to the love of a creative life. As long as I can remember, there has always been a needle and thread, a hook and yarn, bead and wire, fabric and scissors, paper and glue in my hand; of course, not at the same time. I love to bring together many mediums and incorporate them into a finished art piece, whether jewelry, home décor, accessories or just adding a creative touch to the everyday.

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Wire-wrapped, beaded copper bracelet- fun and stress free!

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Wire-wrapped bead dangles with charms and re-loved sari ribbon.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I hope in the upcoming months as I share a little bit more of me through these ICE Resin® Design Team projects, you will feel inspired and ready to create a style, all your own.

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Holding my favorite product – ICE Resin® — the possibilities are endless!!

Chantal Johnson, a mixed media artist and teacher, lives in Rowlett, Texas and is married to Scott. They have three children, three dogs, and five sweet little hens. You will find her most days creating in her studio that her husband had built for her, teaching the joys of living a creative life and spending time with her family. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Somerset Home, Sew Somerset, Apronology, Haute Handbags, Belle Armoire, and GreenCraft.  She was on the ICE Resin® 2015 Design Team as well. For teaching engagements, you may contact her directly via email. Connect with Chantal online, see her latest inspirations, and celebrate the joy in daily living at:

Blog: ChantalJohnson.blogspot.com
Facebook: Chantal Johnson
Email for teaching: chantal515@verizon.net

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