This project was a long time coming. There were so many individual components that excited me; I’d been waiting for the perfect project in which to incorporate them for months. The theme “contrast” drove the design inspiration, with a black-and-white palette. I really wanted to use one of the new Milan bezels, with its graphic, linear texture, which was a no-brainer to combine with the jasper beads and washi tape, yet another material I’d been wanting to use with ICE Resin®.
Iced Enamels(TM) Medium
Iced Enamels(TM) in Ivory Relique
Washi tape in black or gray
Mixing cup & stir sticks
Heat-resistant work surface (small ceramic tile)
Cut a piece of the copier paper to fit in the bezel. Paint a thin layer of the Iced Enamels(TM) Medium on the paper, and sprinkle the Ivory Relique Iced Enamels(TM) on the paper.
With the paper on your heat-resistant surface, use the heat gun to melt the Iced Enamels(TM)-coated paper.
Apply packing tape to the back of the bezel, and burnish thoroughly. Prepare a small amount of ICEResin® for the first pour into the bezel.
Pour a small bit of ICEResin® into the bezel, filling it only enough to cover the bottom and inside bottom edge of the bezel.
Place the Iced Enamels(TM)-coated paper into the bezel, and push the edges and corner down into the resin.
Let the paper and first ICE Resin® layer set for 45 minutes, then mix another small batch of ICE Resin® and fill the bezel up to nearly the top edge of the bezel. Let the second pour cure overnight.
After curing overnight, the ICE Resin® should be quite firm. Prepare your washi tape; cut the strips into narrower strips as desired, and affix each strip to the resin.
Mix a small batch of ICE Resin® and pour to coat and seal the washi tape layer.
Let the ICE Resin set for 45 minutes or longer, and then apply as many additional layers as you need to create the dome height you desire. I like a high dome, so I applied another two layers of ICE Resin®. Let the resin cure fully, and incorporate in a piece of jewelry or mixed media project.
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2015 Design Team Member Heather Widner shows us a fabulous video for getting a high contrast pop of black and white using Iced Enamels Ivory Relique Powder and strips of washi tape.
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Contrast, contrast, contrast!!
If you’ve been following the ICE Queen eZine for a while now, you will know that our amazing Design Team members are always pushing the envelope with this magical, jeweler’s grade medium. In today’s video Susan Walls challenges you to think outside the box. Take a peek and let us know how is your favorite way to use ICE Resin?
Susan creates and travels with her wearable art company Charming Trinkets and you can find her blog at: Susan’s Art Circus Blog!
Do you have a love of re-purposing found object metals? 2015 Design Team Member Chantal Johnson shows how to use multiple colors of Iced Enamels Relique powders to get a contrasting cold enameling look for a stunning heart focal.
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