Halloween “Poison”, a necklace with Iced Enamels

poison-icedenamels-jennifercabicNot only is Halloween one of my favorite times of year, skulls are also a favorite of mine. You have probably noticed my skull ring in a few of the videos I have posted for the Design Team.

In addition to the Vampiress Necklace for my Halloween project, I could not pass up an opportunity to make a necklace using a skull. I had one skull bead that I used for a different project, so I borrowed it to make this spooky skull out of resin. The mold I made is a keeper and I will be casting more of them out of resin in the future!

Jennifer Cabic

Tools and Materials:
ICE Resin®, mixing cups and stir sticks
Iced Enamels™ Relique in Pewter, Ivory and Garnet
Iced Enamels Medium™
Art Mechanique™ Jeweler’s Grade molding putty
Rue Romantique Large Botanical Rectangle Bezel
Disposable paintbrushes
StazOn ink pads in Spiced Chai and Jet Black
Skull Bead
Rowlux Illusion Film – red
Art Mechanique™ 1” screws and nuts
Art Mechanique™ Textured Brass Chain
Art Mechanique™ Jump Rings
Drill press and drill bit
Acrylic paints – White, Black, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre
Rhinestone chain
Craft heat gun
Tweezers
Metal snips
Craft glue
Technique:
1. Mix molding putty according to directions. Insert skull bead, face down and let cure for about 15 minutes.
2. Mix ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions. Stir in white acrylic paint. Pour into mold and let dry for 24 hours.
3. Pop cured resin out of mold. Drill holes into eyes and completely through the back of the skull. Paint the skull with acrylic paint.
4. For the bezel, use disposable paintbrush and paint on Iced Enamels Medium™. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ Relique in Garnet, tap off excess and melt with craft heat gun. Let cool. Repeat with Pewter and Ivory.
5. Using a sponge or fingers, “antique” gently swipe over the cooled Iced Enamels™ with Spiced Chai and Jet Black inks.
6. Cut a piece of Illusion Film to fit bezel. Place on bezel. Make marks on the film with a scribe or something pointy through the eyes of the skull.
7. Drill holes through the film and bezel making sure to hold the film firmly in place. Accuracy is important for the screws to fit through.
8. Insert screws through the eyes of the skull, through the film and then through the bezel. Affix nut and fasten tightly. Snip the backs of the screws flus with the nuts. Rivet them flat.
9. Mix small batch of ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions. Using a toothpick, drip a drop or two of resin into eye sockets of skull. Using tweezers, insert one piece of rhinestone chain into each socket. Let dry for 24 hours.
10. Drill a hole in the bottom of the pendant. Insert decorative brad. Dab a small amount of glue on the back over the prongs of brad.
11. Apply brass jump ring and hang from brass chain.

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Trick or Treat Collage with ICE Resin and Iced Enamel from the Crafty Cutie’s imagination

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Supplies:
ICE Resin®ice-resin-cast-halloween
mixing cup and stir stick
Iced Enamels Medium
Iced Enamels Ivory
Iced Enamels Raspberry
heat gun
Halloween molds
scrapbook paper
string, inks and glue

Instructions:
1. Measure equal parts of the ICE Resin® Part A and part B in mixing cup.
2. Mix both parts together evenly with a stir stick for about 2 minutes.
3. Pour the mixed ICE Resin® into bat and hand shaped molds.
4. Allow mixture to dry in the mold for about 12 hours.
5. Pop ICE out of molds and allow it to cure for another 12 hours.
6. Apply a small amount of Iced Enamels™ Medium onto a brush.
7. Brush a thin layer of Iced Enamels® Medium over bat and hand.
8. Sprinkle Iced Enamels™ over the the top of both molded pieces.
9. Tap off excess powder, and fuse Iced Enamels™with a heat gun.
iced-enamels-halloween10. Ink up scrapbook papers and cut them out to create your design.
11. Glue arranged design down, along with the two Iced castings.

This piece would be great as a card for a friend, or, as artwork for your wall during this fun season.Halloween ice resin iced enamels

Wishing you smiles and sunshine,
Tatiana

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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.

 

halloween jewelry kitMake haunted jewelry with the ICE Resin™ Halloween Kit — Exclusively available through Jewelry Making Daily!
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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!

Halloween Blog Hop: Lips as Red as the Rose (an ICE Resin belt buckle)

Over 110 fabulous Halloween Ideas shared by bloggers. #halloweenideas #halloween

Halloween is a great time for fairy tales– well, any time is a great time for fairy tales!– when I was a little girl the evil queens who scared me the most were Maleficent and the nameless Wicked Queen from Snow White. When this blog hop came up, I knew just the image I wanted to use from my stash of paper to make an ICE Resin belt buckle. Kind of dressing up without actually wearing a costume.

ICE Resin belt buckle

Supplies: ICE Resin, Belt Buckle (HHH Enterprizes has nice ones), Image, English Cottage Acrylic Paint by Indigo Blu color: Vodka Martini, Art Mechanique Paper Sealer

Tools: Craft Cup and stir stick, non-stick craft mat, paint brush.

Instructions:

1. Cut out your image and seal it on both sides. Let dry.

2. Paint center of buckle with acrylic paint, place your image in the center. Let dry.

3. Mix ICE Resin: Equal parts, part A Resin and part B Hardener. Stir gently for 2 minutes and let rest for about 5.

4. Place your belt buckle on a jar or something to make it level.

Drip ICE Resin into the center of the belt buckle. My belt buckle was not a deep bezel so even though ICE Resin naturally domes, in this case I only dripped on a thin layer. Let dry.

make a buckle with ICE Resin and an image

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Here’s the final installment of fabulous Halloween ideas from our creative blogging friends. Join the blog hop & click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!

Over 110 creative Halloween projects and ideas for Halloween fun. #halloweenprojects #halloween #diyhalloweenideas

1. Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes
2. Easy Halloween Sculpey necklace
3. Owl-ween Party
4. Easy Halloween Cupcake Wrapper Wreath
5. Halloween Polka Dot Pillow
6. Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting
7. Halloween Party Garland
8. Halloween Oreo Truffles
9. Skeleton Hat
10. Fabric Halloween Wreath Tutorial
11. Pumpkin Carving 101
12. Dress It Up Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags
13. Lips as Red as the Rose (an ICE Resin belt buckle) You are here :)
14. Easy Halloween Caramel Apple Dippers
15. Raccoon Mask
16. Pumpkin Tea Towels
17. Easy Halloween Window Cling

Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Design Dazzle’s board Fabulous Halloween Ideas on Pinterest.

Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We’d love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they’re up to!

 

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Day 2: Quintessentially Christmas Blog Hop with ICE Resin and Indigo Blu

“Helen Louise’s Happy Christmas” a mixed media collage using ICE Resin and Flitter Flakes by Carol La Valley, ICE Resin Content Manager

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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.

art-mechanique-essentialsICE Resin materials:
ICE Resin®
Craft Cup and Stir Stick
1 Sheet from Art Mechanique™ Collage Paper Pack
Art Mechanique™ Paper Sealer

Indigo Blu materials:
Yorkshire Dales Flitter Flake
Flitter Glue
Piece of Flitter Scrubby
Vodka Martini, Goldfinger, and Miss Moneypenny English Cottage Acrylics

IndigoBlu-ICEResin-collage-1Other materials and tools:
Burgandy Suede
Paint Brushes
Tooth Picks
Scissors
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”:

Art Mechanique Paper Sealer1.  Use a flat bush to paint Vodka Martini on canvas in a slightly swishing motion. Let dry.

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.

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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.

4.  Add Flitter Flakes. Shake off excess. IndogoBlu-ICEResin-collage-3

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.

 

toothpick-ICE-Resin-Indigo-BLu I also found that if I used my fingernail rather than the scrubby to take off the excess flake, the result gave me pine boughs with a little bit of dimension. Woo hoo!

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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.

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7.  Paint pinecones with Goldfigner and Miss Moneypenny. Let dry.

Tip: I went ahead and sealed the edge of my photo because I cut it.indigoblu-iceresing-colllage-6

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.

indigoblu-iceresin-collage-713.  Paint a final layer of ICE Resin on the project and let dry 8 to 10 hours.

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:

Nikki K – http://fairyelephantdesign.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/ice-resin-blog-hop.html

Linda Walmsley – http://lindylou-lifeinthecraftlane.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/ice-resin-blog-hop.html

John Creighton Petersen – http://artnewwave.com/?p=982

Carol La Valley YOU ARE HERE ALREADY :)

Day One  Links just in case you missed ‘em:

Jenny Marples – http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/ice-resin-blog-hop.html

Lisa Baker – http://lisabdesignsinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/ice-resin-blog-hop.html

Kathy Cano Murillo –  http://www.craftychica.com/2014/08/quintessentially-christmas-gilded-butterfly-ornaments/

Jennifer Cabic –  http://jennifercabic.blogspot.com/2014/08/christmas-in-july-gilded-christmas.html

 

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ICE Resin Vampire FX Earrings with Baerbel Born

blood red earringsHi! Baerbel from Germany here.

I know it’s a while until Halloween, but this summer I have been in a vampire kind of mood, and maybe some jewellery crafters will keep it in mind that we can create all unusual effects with ICE Resin for all seasons.

By adding some Memento inks in a deep red tone to my ICE Resin I achieved a look like a drop of blood.

But because I am a dedicated recycle girl, I gave some broken jewellery a second life. The left overs of a broken brooche have been added to my bezels to make some vintage looking earrings. 

To level the bezel, I filled it with some polymer clay which has been baked according to instructions. By adding some colored ICE Resin to the bezel and add the brooch parts I could fixate the brooch parts and get the wet look I have been after in one step.

Small bows made with a Rue Romantique ribbon gave the final touch.

Tips:
Drip any left overs of colored resin on a craft mat and let cure. You can use the drops on your next cards or save them for Halloween.

It only takes a drop or two of pigment to color the resin. The pigment can change the chemistry of the resin and hardener, so the standard is to add color with a toothpick drop by drop.

vampire earringsMaterials:
ICE Resin
Memento ink (Imagine Crafts /Tsukineko,color ‘Tangelo’)
Bezels 
pearls and broken brooch (stash)

Handmade Ornaments Kit includes 3 fantastic mixed media technique resources

Yes, you can make your holiday….

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Handmade ornaments kit: resin bezels and bling

 
Take advantage of this exclusive collection, and create handmade ornaments with prime instruction from our contributors, including a PDF created exclusively for this kit, and all the ICE Resin® materials you could want.
HANDMADE ORNAMENTS KIT: Resin Bezels and Bling 
 
In the Handmade Ornaments Kit: Bezels, Resin, and Bling, you’ll get three fantastic resources for learning different mixed-media jewelry techniques. In Making Etched Metal Jewelry, enjoy step-by-step instruction for creating unique accessories with etched metal. Make your own resin-filled bezels and more in Romantic Bezels. Plus, apply the wonders of ICE Resin® to your holiday ornament-making with an included PDF on how to make ornaments.
The Handmade Ornaments Kit: Bezels, Resin, and Bling also includes a wide range of mixed-media jewelry materials that will let you experiment with the techniques and methods presented in Making Etched Metal JewelryRomantic Bezels, and Ornament PDF without having to make a trip to the store! You’ll also receive: 4 bezels, chain, ICE Resin, some Iced Enamels and more to create your own spectacular ornaments!
 
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