Queen of Bling Dog Tag for your beloved furry friend

USE dogtag1-kim-willimas-iced-enamelsLet’s make a personalized dog tag for your best friend. No matter what name you’ve chosen either traditional or fancy, your pet deserves to sport a “one of a kind” dog tag.

ICE Resin® makes the most adorable Silhouettes to use in your dog tag bezel. Using the little doghouse and the doggie in a bezel was just the perfect inspiration to creating this project. I even added some rhinestone chain because my Olive is a bling queen just like her mother!

Kim Williams, Historically Haute Blog

Materials and Tools:

dog tag 2 kwLarge Hob Nail Bezel by Art Mechanique™
House and Dog Silhouettes by Art Mechanique™
ICE Resin® Plunger Kit
Iced Enamels™ Relique Powders: Ivory, Chartreuse, Turquoise, Carnelian and Torched Copper
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Disposable paintbrush
Measuring cup and a craft stick
Packaging Tape
Regular Scotch Tape
Sanding pad or file
Heat Gun
Scissors
Rhinestone Chain
Preprinted name of your pet, home address and a phone number if desired (I used 11 sized font for name and 8 for address). NOTE: As a precaution against spammer, etc., part of the address has been whited out.

Instructions:

dog tag 3 kw1. Remove 1 ring connection from the large hobnail bezel and use a sanding pad to smooth rough edges.
2. Using packaging tape cover your printed pet’s name and the information you plan to include in your bezel with the tape.
3. Use a craft stick to burnish your tape on the paper so that the resin does not seep under the tape and stain the paper.
4. Paint a light coat of Ice Enamels Medium on your doggie silhouettes. Sprinkle the silhouettes with Iced Enamel powder. The solid one I did in Ivory and the cutout tummy one I did in Torched Copper. Using the heat gun set the powder. Allow to cool Silhouettes will be very hot. Handle carefully.

dog tag 4 kw5. Stack and glue the open belly doggie to the solid doggie. Allow to dry

6. To create a grass and sky background in the Hob Nail Bezel use regular Scotch Tape to mask off the area of the sky so that it will have a straight edge. The desired look is to have ¾ of the area at the top of the bezel be done in the Turquoise powder. Set with heat gun. Allow to cool before you remove the tape.
7. After allowing the Turquoise area to cool completely, mask off the top portion of the bezel using the same method as when you did the bottom 1/4. Apply the medium and apply Chartreuse powder. Set with heat gun. Allow to cool before handling.
8. Trim your pet’s name and the information to fit the doghouse and the tummy area of the dog silhouette.
dog-tag-5-kw9. Glue the name and information tag to the silhouettes. I used the Iced Enamel Medium for glue.
10. Place your silhouettes in the bezel.
11. Mix 2 ounces of ICE Resin® as per package directions. And allow to set until the resin is the thickness of Karo Syrup. I find it is infinitely easier to allow the resin to set for 20 or more minutes until it is very thick. Drizzle the resin in the bezel until it is 3/4ths full. Allow to set for 6 to 8 hours.
12 .Optional: While the resin is still sticky add the rhinestone chain to the bezel. Use a toothpick to guide the chain into position. Mix another small batch of resin and allow to set once again for 20 or 25 minutes. Resin should be very thick. Drizzle the resin in the center of the bezel until doming occurs. If you should happen to over pour use a baby wipe to clean up overspill.
13. Allow the bezel to cure completely about 48 hours. Attach your bezel tag to your pets collar.

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What are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to take your prince or princess for a walk?!

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Create a Mina Harker / Drakula inspired gothic choker to grace your neck this Halloween

Greetings! I really love to make my own mold’s and find interesting pieces to make mold’s from, chandeliers are my most favourite subject. After a recent trip to the Gothic Town of Whitby, where Bram Stoker was inspired to write Dracula, I knew that I would find some amazing vintage pieces to add to my mold collection. In a second hand shop which was a magical small room full of amazing treasures I found a new chandelier piece to add to my collection, this one is pretty small. Combined with the gorgeous Rhinestone Cross from ICE Resin I knew it would be a match made in haven!

Whitby is known also for its amazing Jet, and is now very rare to find, the Dracula theme, the jet chain and the cross just came together so effortlessly. Dont you love it when a piece comes together so easily, as if it was meant to be. I decided to make this piece based on Bram Stokers Mina Harker, I think she would have liked this piece and worn it often.

Thanks for visiting

Clare Horner, Got Paint in My Hair blog

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Tools and Materials:
ICE Resin®
Iced Enamels™ Shattered Fire Opal

Fire Opal
Rue Romantique™ Jet Chain
Rue Romantique™ Silver Rhinestone Cross
Art Mechanique™ Jewelers Grade Molding Putty
Art Mechanique™ Brass Wish Bones
Art Mechanique™ Jump Rings
Ball chain and connector from stash
Brass jump ring from stash
Metal flake from stash
2 pairs pliers
Ribbon from stash
Small vintage chandelier piece from stash
Ribbon end caps from stash

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Technique:
1: Clean and dry the piece you wish to make your mold from, in this case the small chandelier piece. Following the instructions, mix a suitable amount of molding putty and press the item into it, making sure to build a wall to contain your resin. Let this cure thoroughly.

2: Carefully remove the object being molded and test your mold with spare resin or some dough/polymer clay to make sure you are happy with it.

3: Mix ICE Resin to the manufacturers instructions. Carefully pour your resin into the mold so it is roughly half full, leave for 4 or 5 hours so it is mostly set.

4: After 5 or 6 hours, or overnight, Mix enough ICE Resin to top off your mold. Add into this mix the desired amount of Iced Enamel Shattered Fire Opal flakes and pour into the mold. Leave to set for 6 to 10 hours or over night.

5: Pour any leftover resin in a mould or wipe onto book page so it is not wasted.

6: Roughly measure your ribbon to be the size of you neck so it will fit snugly and add ribbon end caps. Attach the clasp and end from the Jet chain to this. Add a longer length of Jet Chain to the ribbon so it will hang down your neck.

7: Find the middle of the ribbon and add the chandelier piece with a jump ring, evenly space 4 wish bones, 2 either side along the ribbon again with jump rings.

8: attach the cross to the Jet Chain with a large jump ring and test the whole piece for size.

 

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Fall is in the air! The weather is turning colder, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to be out in force! Be ready for them with Halloween inspired jewelry!

With a selection of glitters, Iced Enamels™, holiday-themed images, and gothic bezels, this kit has everything you need to get started making beautiful jewelry! So look around, search old family photographs for favorite black and white images, find old Halloween advertisements, and get this all-inclusive kit for creating your own Halloween inspired jewelry!

Make a Whimsical Halloween Necklace

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Trick or treat? This necklace was a total treat to create! I was shopping my regular junk venues a few weeks ago and found the cutest Halloween book for young readers. The illustrations were so adorable. I had to make it mine. The book brought back such fun memories of my childhood; the boy in the focal looks just like my brother dressed as Cowboy John. I knew I would use it for a Halloween themed jewelry design. I hope this necklace takes you back in time to a happy Halloween memory of your own.

Kim Williams, Historically Haute blog

Materials:

1.A found illustration, to be used for the background of the bezel. Search for Halloween themed coloring books, greeting cards, old books etc.
2.One large Art Mechanique Hobnail bezel. Choose the shape that best suites your illustration.
3.Two small round Art Mechanique Hobnail bezels
4.I used two glitter swirl buttons leftover from an old scrapbook Halloween collection
5.Rue Romantique open heart bezel
6.A house and bird silhouette from ICE Resin®
7.Iced Enamels Relique Powder in Carnelian
8.Art Mechanique Ribbon, Orange
9.ICE Resin® Plunger, craft stick, measuring cup, and paint brush
10.24 inches of 18 gauge jewelry wire and 24 inches of 26 gauge jewelry wire
11.Orange and silver metallic beads
12.Craft glue
13.Packaging tape

Directions:

1. Begin by applying the Carnelian Ice Enamels to the open-heart bezel and to the house silhouette as per the directions on the packaging.

scrappy-stuff2. Prepare your illustration by editing it for size to be used in the large bezel. I made a pattern my etching with a pencil over the top of the bezel to make a pattern to use to cut the illustration. Put packaging tape on top and on the bottom of the illustration and burnish thoroughly to seal the edges. Cut for size using the pattern you made. Use a small dot of craft glue to secure the illustration to the inside of the bezel.

pliers3. Mix ICE Resin® it will take about 2 tablespoons to complete the project. When mixture is thin paint the heart and house to seal the Ice Enamels. Use the rest in the hobnail bezels. If you have any leftover resin spread it on any ephemera you may want to use in later projects. Allow bezels and charms to dry for at least 12 hours. Dry time varies depending on your climate.
4. Create a bead chain; wire wrap alternating colored beads (orange and silver) to make a chain. I use 2 of each color for my beaded chain.
5.  Use an orange wire wrapped bead to connect the larger focal to the small hobnail bezels. Then connect the beaded chain to the other end of the small hobnail bezels.
6. Using 12 inches of the orange shear ribbon make a loop with the ribbon and secure the ribbon with 26 gauge wire wrapping it around the ribbon and tucking in the ends. I chose to let my ribbon fray naturally. You may want to use some no-fray to prevent the ribbon from fraying.
7. I ironed my ribbon and I must say I was totally surprised by the reaction of the heat on the ribbon. It changed the texture of the ribbon and gave it a pattern. Try this with caution, as you do not want to burn the ribbon.
8. To the ends of the ribbon I threaded the open-heart bezel on to the ribbon. Threaded the ribbon through, folded and wire wrapping to secure with the 26 gauge wire. Punch a hole in the house silhouette at the top and center of the bottom edge. Use a jump ring to connect the bird to the house and a jump ring to the end of the ribbon wire as done for the other ribbon end. This gives the wearer several options to tie the necklace at the length they feel comfortable.

 

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Fall is in the air! The weather is turning colder, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to be out in force! Be ready for them with Halloween inspired jewelry!

With a selection of glitters, Iced Enamels™, holiday-themed images, and gothic bezels, this kit has everything you need to get started making beautiful jewelry! So look around, search old family photographs for favorite black and white images, find old Halloween advertisements, and get this all-inclusive kit for creating your own Halloween inspired jewelry!

Make Jennifer Cabic’s “Vampiress” Necklace just in time for your Halloween Hauntings

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Tools and Materials:
step 1 vampiressICE Resin®, mixing cups and stir sticks
Iced Enamels™ Relique in Pewter, Ivory and Garnet
Iced Enamels Medium™
Rue Romantique Large Etched Oval with Narrow Frame Bezel
Disposable paintbrushes
Halloween Stencil
Transparency with bat image printed on it
Rue Romantique Jet Fire Polish Chain
step 2a vampiressRhinestone chain
Craft heat gun
Metal hole punch
Various beads to dangle

Technique:
1. Using a disposable paintbrush, apply Iced Enamels™ Medium to the front of bezel. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ in Pewter and tap off excess. Using a craft heat gun, melt enameling powder and let cool.
step 2b vampiress2. Place blood stencil on front of bezel and paint on Iced Enamels™ Medium. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ in Garnet and tap off excess. Gently lift stencil and melt enameling powder with craft heat gun. Let cool.
3. On back of bezel, cover in Iced Enamels™ Medium, sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ in Ivory, tap off excess and melt with craft heat gun. Let cool.
4. Place skull stencil on back of bezel and paint on Iced Enamels™ Medium. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ in Pewter and tap off excess. step no3 vampiressGently lift stencil and melt enameling powder with craft heat gun. Let cool.
5. Cut out transparency with bat images to fit the bezel. Mix batch of ICE Resin® according to directions. Using stir stick, drip a thin layer in bezel. Use a pair of tweezers to insert transparency on top of resin. Apply another thin coat of resin on top of transparency, set a couple stones from rhinestone chain if desired. Let dry for 24 hours
step 4 vampiress6. Punch hole in bottom of bezel and adorn with chain and beads. Attach jump ring to bail at top and attach Jet Fire Polish Chain.

I must say that Halloween was my favorite holiday growing up. I loved the smell of fall in the air and the crunch of the leaves underfoot as we headed out to trick-or-treat.
As I got older, I loved watching horror movies. I started reading Ann Rice books and was fascinated by the stories of vampires. When I step 5 vampiresscame across this Halloween stencil and stamp set at the craft store I knew I had to make a Vampiress Necklace!

Jennifer Cabic, What I Believe Blog

 

 

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Do your wear holiday-themed jewelry in October?

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Fall is in the air! The weather is turning colder, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to be out in force! Be ready for them with Halloween inspired jewelry!

With a selection of glitters, Iced Enamels™, holiday-themed images, and gothic bezels, this kit has everything you need to get started making beautiful jewelry! So look around, search old family photographs for favorite black and white images, find old Halloween advertisements, and get this all-inclusive kit for creating your own Halloween inspired jewelry!

Make these spooky Halloween Cheers Goblets

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I had the pictures of the veiled woman and eye-patch man from the fabulous previous ICE Resin Team Members Jack & Cat Curio a few years ago, and I knew I wanted to use them in my Halloween project. I wanted to make a couple, so I chose to use the Champagne glasses, and decided to go with a twisted theme. I added the lock and chain as well as the scissors to perhaps indicate that there could be ”trouble in paradise”. The black bat and the spider’s web also add to the mystery between the two.

Polly Hendrickson

14923611713_4b191c9b87_zMaterials:
Jack & Cat Curio Mixed Media Collage Sheet: ATC “Creeper” Sheet #1
2 Champagne Glasses with Black Polka-dot Ribbon and Olive Green Tulle
Halloween Rubber Craft Spider Web and Black Bat
Organza Ribbons: Orange Ribbon from the Raspberry Collection
ICE Resin®

15358146510_5f8e39a9f6_zJB Weld Epoxy Adhesive
Iced Enamels™ Medium and Heat Gun
Iced Enamels in Carnelian Relique, Torched Copper, Ivory Relique, Pewter Relique, and Garnet Relique
Iced Enamels™ Relique Glitz Powders: Silver, Copper
Open back Heart Bezel
Packing Tape and Scissors
Large Botanical Oval bezel by Rue Romantique™
Heart Shaped Faux Lock Charms by Rue Romantique™
Fancy Scissor Charms by Rue Romantique™
20 gauge Bronze wire, Round Nose Pliers, Drill or Hole-punch Pliers and Wire Cutters
Art Mechanique™ Textured Chain in Brasstone

man-ice-resinInstructions
1) Cut two 5 x 5 pieces of Olive Green Tulle and set aside. Cut two 5 inch pieces of Organza Ribbon in Orange and also two 5 inch pieces of Black Polka-dot Ribbon and set aside.
2) Prepare the Mixed Media Collage Sheet by cutting out the Veiled Woman and the Eye-patch man. Cut them to size according to the bezel.
3) Cut the jump ring off of the Large Botanical Oval bezel by Rue Romantique™. Cover the edges of each bezel with ICED Enamels® Medium and allow to dry.
4) Sprinkle the Open Back Heart Bezel with Iced Enamels® in Torched Copper, Ivory Relique, Pewter Relique, and ICED Enamels® Relique Glitz Powders in Copper. Use the Heat Gun to adhere the powders to the metal and allow to cool.
5) Sprinkle the Large Botanical Oval bezel by Rue Romantique™ with Iced Enamels® in Carnelian Relique, Torched Copper, Pewter Relique, and Garnet Relique, and ICED Enamels® Relique Glitz Powders in Copper. Use the Heat Gun to adhere the powders to the metal and allow to cool.
6) Repeat the process for the Fancy Scissor Charms and the Heart Shaped Faux Lock Charm by Rue Romantique™ using the ICED Enamels® Medium and the Iced Enamels® Relique Glitz Powder in Copper. Heat and allow to cool.
7) Prepare the ICE Resin® according to manufacturer’s directions, and allow to sit for a few minutes. Using the packing tape, attach sticky-side up to the back of the heart bezel, insuring that there are no spaces where the Resin could spill through. Place the pictures of the woman and man inside the bezels and Sprinkle ICED Enamels® Relique Glitz Powders in Silver lightly onto both pictures. Add the heart and chain to the Eye-patch man’s bezel.
8) Gently pour the ICE Resin® into the bezels, one at a time, and fill almost to the top of each one. Lightly paint some ICE Resin® onto the edges of the bezels where you have used the ICED Enamels®. Repeat the process for the Fancy Scissor Charm by Rue Romantique™. Allow all to dry for 24 hours.
9) Drill or punch a hole in the bottom center of the Open back Heart Bezel, and attach the Fancy Scissor Charm by Rue Romantique™ to the Heart bezel using the bronze wire and Round Nose Pliers.
10) Using the JB Weld Epoxy Adhesive, attach the Halloween Rubber Craft Spider Web and Black Bat, then the Olive Green Tulle, and add both Bezels on the Champagne Glasses. Allow to dry 4-6 hours.
11) Tie the cut pieces of Organza Ribbon in Orange and in Black Polka-dot Ribbon, one of each, onto each stem of the Champagne Glasses in a bow.

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Great hostess gift for that Halloween party you are headed to, right?

 

 

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Fall is in the air! The weather is turning colder, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to be out in force! Be ready for them with Halloween inspired jewelry!

With a selection of glitters, Iced Enamels™, holiday-themed images, and gothic bezels, this kit has everything you need to get started making beautiful jewelry! So look around, search old family photographs for favorite black and white images, find old Halloween advertisements, and get this all-inclusive kit for creating your own Halloween inspired jewelry!

The date is Halloween and the Necklace is pure ICE Prince! Make it with Chartreuse Relique and ICE Resin

johncreightonpetersen-halloweennecklaceWhat better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a fun piece of jewelry? This festive bezel is filled with some Halloween inclusions, complete with those colors that jump to mind when thinking of ghosts and ghouls. This bezel was created in three separate resin pours to create the finished piece.

John Creighton Petersen, Art New Wave

Supplies:

ICE Resin®: ICE Resin®, ICED Enamels® Relique: Chartreuse, Pewter; ICED Enamels® Medium, Art Mechanique™ 20 gauge copper wire, Art Mechanique™ German Glass Glitter Amethyst, Paper Sealer, Art Mechanique® numbers, Copper Glitter, Large Rectangle Hobnail bezel, brush, stir stick and measuring cup

Prima Marketing: number brad, flourish metal piece

Spectrum Noir markers: OR3, LG5, PL5

Authentique Paper: ‘Spirited’ paper collection

Miscellaneous: heat tool, wire tools, Swarvoski crystals, skull charm, ball chain, DMC floss
INSTRUCTIONS:

Pour 1
1. Paint an even coat of Iced Enamels Medium onto the back and sides of the rectangle bezel.
2. Heat set Chartreuse Relique powder using a heat tool; allow to cool completely.
3. Mix ICE Resin following instructions.
4. Color skull with orange Spectrum Noir marker.
5. Coat sides and back of bezel with ICE Resin and allow to set.
6. Place a small drop of resin inside of the eyeballs of the skull and sprinkle with Amethyst German Glass and allow to set.

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Pour 2
7. Cut printed paper to fit inside of bezel.
8. Apply at least two coats per side (and edges) of cut paper with Paper Sealer.
9. Color flourish metal piece with Spectrum Noir markers.
10. Mix 2nd small batch of ICE Resin.
11. Adhere printed paper to the bottom of the bezel.
12. Coat back of flourish metal piece with resin and place into the bezel.
13. With a brush, add resin to the sides of the bezel on the inside.
14. Sprinkle sides with Amethyst German Glass. Use finger to apply additional pressure to adhere to the resin if needed. Adding the German Glass in this manner will keep it adhered only to the side of the bezel and prevent it from moving when resin is added.
15. Add resin to the back of the skull and place on top of metal flourish.
16. Coat the number ‘3’ with ICED Enamels Medium and then heat set with ICED Enamels Petwer.
17. Brush resin onto the backside of the ‘3’ and add to bezel, along with the ‘1’ brad (prongs cut off).
18. Allow to set.

Pour 3
19. Mix resin – enough to fill the bezel.
20. Use the stir stick to add resin into the bezel, adding copper glitter as desired.
21. Fill bezel and allow to fully cure.

Finishing the Necklace
22. Wrap ball chain with orange DMC floss.
23. Add crystals to the bottom of the bezel with copper wire.
24. Create jump rings from copper wire to connect bezel to necklace.

 

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Fall is in the air! The weather is turning colder, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to be out in force! Be ready for them with Halloween inspired jewelry!

With a selection of glitters, Iced Enamels™, holiday-themed images, and gothic bezels, this kit has everything you need to get started making beautiful jewelry! So look around, search old family photographs for favorite black and white images, find old Halloween advertisements, and get this all-inclusive kit for creating your own Halloween inspired jewelry!

Believe in Magic? make a super cute necklace with Rue Romantique charm

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I had an old rusty metal tag that I have been wanting to use, so I decided to use the child’s photograph from the Rue Romantique book, and make her a Sorceress or a Queen. I used the spoon as a Scepter, and added some jewels, as well as a crown. Next, I decided on the quote “Do you Believe in Magic?” to continue with the magical theme.

Polly Hendrickson

misc-iceresin-product-1Materials
Rusty Metal Tag
Heat Gun
ICED Enamels® Medium
ICED Enamels® Pewter Relique and Raspberry Relique
ICED Enamels® Relique Glitz Powders Copper
German Glass Glitter in Sky Blue
Scissors and Words from a Book
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14 Gauge Bronze Wire with Hammer (to flatten) and Torch (to ball ends)
Royal Crown Spoon Charms by Rue Romantique™ and a small pearl bead
Rue Romantique Rhinestone Chain (cut in small pieces)
Rue Romantique Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art)
Organza Ribbons: Raspberry, Ivory

misc-iceresin-product-2Instructions
1) Cover the metal tag with Iced Enamels Medium. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels Pewter Relique and Raspberry Relique. Add the Iced Enamels Relique Glitz Powders in Copper. Use the Heat Gun to heat until the Iced Enamels are adhered to the metal. Allow to cool.
2) Cut words from the book, the photograph and the crown and set aside. Mix the ICE Resin® according to package directions. Lightly coat the Iced Enamels with the ICE Resin® and add the photograph and the words.
3) Add the crown, and cover all again with another light coating of ICE Resin®. Add rhinestones to the crown, and place the Scepter where you want it. Add the rhinestones and pearl bead. Sprinkle the edges of the tag with the German Glass Glitter in Sky Blue. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
4) In the meantime, hammer the wire to flatten and ball the ends with a torch. Prepare the ribbon by cutting or tearing it, and wrap the ribbon with the balled wire. Attach to the Metal Tag.

Do you feel like a princess or a queen?

The Belle of the Enameled Ball, a cold enameled dress form by Candy Rosenberg

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You just knew I was going to do a dress form at some point didn’t you? The ICED Enamels are an incredible way to artify a paper dress form and make it your own. You can use so many different combination of colors to make a fancy dress. I loved the Art Mechanique ribbon as a sash and wire wrapped it and added an embellishment. THis was a fun project and so easy for you to do.

Candy Rosenberg, Living the Altered Life blog

Supplies:
ICE Resin: Medium
ICED Enamels Relique: Raspberry, Ivory, German Silver and Tarnished Bronze
ICED Enamels German Glass Glitter
ICE Resin Wire: Dark
Rue Romantique: Charms
Art Mechanique: Ribbon
Paper Mache Dress Form with wood stand
Paint Brush

Instructions:

1. Paint directly onto the dress form in the areas that you want to cover to form a dress.

2. Sprinkle the Iced Enamels Ivory on this area and heat set.

3. Then add more medium on top in random fashion, sprinkle the raspberry to create accents and heat set.

4. Add more medium on the top and one side of bottom and sprinkle with ICED Enamels German Silver and heat set.

5. Add more medium to make the stripe accents then sprinkle the Tarnished Bronze and heat set.

6. Once you have heat set the Tarnished Bronze add medium only to that area and sprinkle ICED Enamels German Glass Glitter to accent the stripes.

7. Add medium to the wood top of the dress form stand along with the bottom straight piece. Sprinkle the ICE Enamels German Silver and heat set. This gives it a look of silver metal that is so cool.

8. Wrap the pink and silver ribbon around the waist, add a charm to the ribbon at the knot.

9. Cut a 4 inch piece of wire and then wrap around the ribbon making it stay close to the body of the dress form.

There are so many color combinations it is endless! I hope you have fun using ICED Enamels in your next project!

“Unconditional” a picture frame using Art Mechanique Hobnail Bezels and Iced Enamels

Hi! Jennifer Cabic greeting you today…

Since I have been a part of the 2014 ICE Resin® Creative Design Team, I have been dabbling in mixed media. I have always wanted to play around with gel mediums and acrylics and make picture frames. The Mixed Metal Hobnail Bezels are a perfect accent to the frame and really add nice dimension!

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Tools and Materials:
frame 1ICE Resin®
Iced Enamels™ Ivory Relique and Pewter
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Paper Sealer
Disposable paintbrushes
German Glass Glitter
Wooden Picture Frame – craft store
Large Hobnail Heart Bezel
Medium Rectangular Hobnail Bezel
Ephemera
frame 2Acrylic Paint in various colors
Sponge Brushes
Sand paper
Modeling Paste
Stencils
Wire Cutters
Needle Files
Craft Heat Gun
Craft Glue
Permanent Glue

frame 3Technique:
1. Lightly sand picture frame and apply a coat of white acrylic paint to prime it. Let dry.

2. Mix black and dark blue acrylic paints with gel medium and apply to front of frame, creating texture where you want by applying heavier in spots.

3. Apply Iced Enamels™ Medium along outer perimeter of frame. Sprinkle Iced Enamels™ in Pewter and melt with craft gun. This makes a fantastic texture!

frame 44. Lay stencil of choice on frame. Using a stiff business card, credit card or a palette knife, apply a generous layer of gel medium over stencil. Gently lift stencil off and let gel medium dry. You can speed up the drying process by gently heating with craft gun.

5. Using a sponge brush, apply different colors of acrylic paint lightly onto the dried gel medium. Also apply some of the paint over the textured perimeter of the frame. Wait until each color is completely dry before applying next color to keep the colors vibrant and not turning muddy.

frame 56. Apply Iced Enamels™ Medium to hobnails of bezel. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ in ivory Relique and melt with craft gun.

7. Cut ephemera for bezels. Apply Paper Sealer to both sides and let dry. Once dry, glue into the bottom of the bezels.

8. Mix ICE Resin® according to directions. Using a disposable paintbrush, paint a thin coat onto hobnails. Pour a thin coat of resin over the ephemera and let dry for 24 hours. If you would like to use rhinestone chain, this is a good time to add where you want it.

frame 69. Mix another batch of ICE Resin® and apply a thin coat into each bezel. I printed out words onto a transparency and trimmed to size for each bezel. Lay the transparency over the thin coat of resin making sure there are no trapped bubbles. Once in place, fill up the bezels with resin and let dry for 24 hours.

10. Using a strong, permanent glue, adhere the bezels to the frame and let dry. Once dry, it is ready to be used, insert your favorite picture!

 

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frame 10Is there a photo you can’t wait to make a frame to wrap around it with love?

Jennifer Cabic

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Yummy Leftovers Gift Tag – Oh So Rue Romantique

ice resinWhat to do? What to do?

You might ask, “Kim, What can I do with all of these leftovers; little snippets of resin paper, tiny  lengths of ribbon, odd buttons, charms, and resin filled bezels?” My solution is to create gift tags with your stash of odds and ends. Odds no more! Viola! Now you have beautiful “one of a kind” gift tags foy you to use for special occasions.

ice resin christmasGift tags (cut your own or buy precut at your favorite craft and hobby store)

ICE Resin® Paper  (see tutorial on how to create paper)

Art Mechanique small Hobnail bezel filled with  ICE Resin® and Iced Enamels German Glass Glitter. (See my tutorial on filling bezels with resin and glitter)

Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Ribbon 30 inches of shear type and 8 inches of velvet type

An Eiffel Tower Charm from Rue Romantique

Small gauge wire

Other items: Beads, Thread for hand stitching and a contrasting color for use with sewing machine, Sponge type mounting tape, Brown Ink Stamp Pad, Twine, and Glue for paper that dries clear

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Directions:

  1. Using a brown ink stamp pad distress the edges of your tag. You may want to use a sponge tool to smudge and shadow edges. Use your heat gun and set ink.
  2. Rip a piece of resin paper to fit the size of the lower ½ half of your tag. Machine stitch using contrasting thread any type stitch (your choice) the resin paper to the tag. Both fancy and simple look interesting and fun. If you do not have a sewing machine you may hand stitch or glue the paper to the tag.
  3. Be sure after trimming threads to put a tiny amount of clear glue to keep stitches from pulling out of the tag.
  4. Now run a gathering stitch about 1/4th inch from one side of ribbon. Leave threads long.
  5. Gather the shear ribbon by sliding it to pucker the ribbon until a flower begins to form. Tie the threads in knots to prevent the ribbon from relaxing. Use hand stitching to secure the center of the ribbon flower.
  6. tag 4Mount the ribbon flower on the top half of the tag using mounting tape.
  7. tag 5Add a wire wrapped bead attached with the Eiffle Tower Charm to the south ring. Fashion so that the bead and charm dangle from the ring.
  8. Tie a small bow with velvet ribbon and sew it to the tag just above the bezel and secure the tails with a tiny amount of mounting tape.
  9. Add twine to create the loop to hang your tag or attach to a gift.

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You might even consider displaying them on a tiny clothesline in your studio. What do you think?

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