Posted on | May 8, 2013 | 3 Comments
It was so cold when I made this piece early in February and I was so ready to see a warmer season. I started buying seed packets to start our garden but it was still to cool to plant them. So while I waited I focused on mixed media projects that reminded me of warmer weather and Spring, just around the corner with flowers.
This is a mixed media memory flower sculpture made with an old tin funnel, some old galvanized wire, an antique butter pat, an old family photo of a woman in a garden, some ephemera cut from an old hymnal, and some rhinestone trim.
First you will need to cut your photo down to size to fill the center ring of a ceramic butter pat. Then glue it in using Art Mechanique paper sealer, also at this time glue in the ephemera caption. Use E-6000 to glue in the rhinestones and let dry. Next mix and pour the ICE Resin® and let dry. While it dries you can work on twisting the wire for the stem and leaves, the more you wrap the more sturdy the piece will be. Once the ICE Resin® is dry you can bend the wire around the edges of the butter pat and wire it to the stem you created.
Posted on | May 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
Dapping tools are essential for any mixed media metal artist.
What’s a dapping punch?
Can I use a dapping set to create bead caps?
When is it more appropriate to use a wooden dapping set?
How do I achieve a deep dome?
Follow along this short video as ICE Resin® Creative Team Member Cindy Cima Edwards shares her knowledge.
Posted on | May 6, 2013 | 3 Comments
Growing up I loved drawing and painting and I was pretty good at it. But when people would ask me if I was an artist I didn’t feel confident enough to say that I was. Now I also design jewelry and I think I am pretty good at that too. So now I am ready to publicly announce that: I am an Artist!
I hope you will use the products Susan Lenart Kazmer designed for Spellbinder’s Media Mixáge™ Line to explore your own creativity!
Cindy Cima Edwards
Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Circles One Bezels – Bronze MB2-001
Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Flowers One MB6-004
Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Ephemera Papers One MP1-001
Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ Machine
Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Circles One Dies MD1-007
Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Flowers One Dies MD2-004
Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Texture Plates Grate Works Four MT1-006
Art Mechanique Bronze wire 20gg
Antiqued bronze wire 20gg
Brass Jumprings and Lobster Clasp
Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks, Clear and Aqua
Misc. Small Beads (for bezel)
Teal Glass Pearls, 8mm and 14mm, and 6mm
Clear Crystal Rondelles 8x5mm
Permanent Marker, Fine
White Acrylic Paint
Permanent Black Ink Pad
Metallic Rub-ons, Blue
Permanent Marker, Teal
Disposable Paint Brush
White Craft Glue
Paint inside of bezel with some white (or light colored) acrylic paint. Use the Artisan X-plorer machine to cut desired image from Ephemera paper Pack using a Circles One die template. Stamp Artist image using permanent black ink pad. If needed, go over lines with a fine permanent marker. Glue to inside of bezel. Use marker to write the words “I am an” around the sides of the bezel. Place desired beads into bezel. Fill bezel with ICE Resin and use paint brush to paint sides with resin.
Tip: If you need a bit more color to the bezel, use a colored permanent marker to apply color then smear using stamp cleaner.
After ICE Resin is fully dry (6 to 12 hours), prepare another small batch of ICE Resin and apply a thin layer to the bezel and place crystal flat backs where desired.
Use Artisan X-plorer machine to cut out cardstock with Flowers One die template. Emboss with Grate Works Four texture plate. Use finger to apply blue metallic rub-ons over image. Glue to Flowers One metal blank. Coat with a thin layer of ICE Resin and place a crystal flat back in the middle.
Create bail with bronze 20 gauge wire for the embellished flower blank and connect to bezel using a brass jump ring.
Create beaded links using bronze 20 gauge wire to string desired beads and create wrapped loops. Connect beaded links together for both sides of the necklace using brass jump rings. Cut desired lengths of brass tone chain and connect to each side of the necklace using brass jump rings. Connect lobster clasp using a brass jump ring.
Posted on | May 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
It has been my pleasure over the past month or so to have the ICE Resin team members share the jewelry, home decor and art that they have made with my new line via ICE Resin. This is far from the final Rue Romantique project that we share on the ICE Queen Zine, so stay tuned!
May your life be creative!
Large Botanical Rectangle Bezel KR 104– Rue Romantique
Small Daisy Diamond KR 112 – Rue Romantique
Pearl Rosary Chain KRCHAIN– Rue Romantique
ICED Enamels® – Ivory and Turquoise
ICED Enamels® Medium – IE Medium
Ribbon – KR RIBBON
Small Paint Brush
3 5mm Jump Rings
2 3mm Jump Rings
1 10mm Jump Ring
Craft Heat Gun
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Sewing Machine (Optional)
1. In a small cup mix ¼ tsp Ivory Relique Powder with 1/8 tsp Turquoise, stir with craft stick
2. Using a small paintbrush cover the inside of the Large Botanical Rectangle Bezel with medium.
3. Shake the mixed Relique Powders (step 1) into bezel. Shake off any excess powder.
4. Place filled bezel on cookie sheet. With heat gun heat the cookie sheet around the perimeter of the bezel then proceed to heat the powder in the bezel. Let completely cool and remove from sheet. Repeat with the heart charm.
5. To seal, mix ICE Resin® per to manufacturer directions and apply a thin coat with disposable paintbrush. While resin is wet place three rhinestones at the top of the filled bezel as well as the heart charm.
7. Brush a layer of resin onto enameled heart.
8. Allow to dry 6-12 hours.
9. To create the velvet strap place one end of the ribbon through the bale of the bezel and until the ends of ribbon meet. Place one 10mm jump ring onto the ribbon.
10. Place ribbon into sewing machine and stitch closed insuring the jump ring remains at the end of the fold.
11. With an embroidery needle and floss create a few random stitches on the ribbon.
12. Tie small pieces of crème organza ribbon and muslin ribbon onto the velvet and trim excess.
13. Onto 10mm jump ring attach clasp. On bale end of clasp attach 4” of rosary chain.
14. At the end of the chain attach one 5mm jump ring, do not close.
15. To the open jump ring attach two 4” strands of rosary chain. Close jump ring.
16. Place the last link of both strands of chain onto one 4 mm jump ring. Place jump through bale of daisy diamond. Close ring.
17. Onto remaining bale place one 4 mm jump ring leave open.
18. Onto open jump ring place two 4” strands of rosary chain. Close ring.
19. Place one 3mm jump ring through both links of rosary chain and attach to top bale of large botanical bezel. Close ring.
20. Add a strip of ribbon to the top bale of the botanical bezel as well as the 10mm jump ring.
If you would like to hand stitch the velvet this is a perfect option as is utilizing fabric glue.
Posted on | May 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
The inspiration for this piece was a Rue Romantique bezel from Kristen Robinson’s new line. I thought that it was the perfect piece to use as an eye!
Body: Scrap material, polly fill, fake fur, sewing machine
Eye: Colored paper in Rue bezel topped with
I did not use any pattern for the doll. I just eye-balled the pattern (no pun intended!!) I used colored paper in the bezel to create the eye. Filled the bezel with ICE Resin and glued it in place with E 6000. (You could also drill stategic holes and sew it on…)
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Posted on | May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
Vintage Jewelry plus ICE Resin® plus Rue Romantique Bezels plus Rhinestone Chain =
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