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

Posted on | October 11, 2014 | No Comments

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.

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

Posted on | October 10, 2014 | No Comments

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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

Posted on | October 8, 2014 | No Comments

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

Silver Peanut Blog

 

 

Use a stamp to create a mold for jewelry

Posted on | October 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Tatiana Allen shares a quick technique using stamps with our jeweler’s grade Molding Putty.

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ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Molding Putty

Are you ready to follow along?

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How will you embellish your molds?

Register Now for ICE Resin workshops at CHA 2015 – it’ll be showtime before you know it!

Posted on | October 5, 2014 | No Comments

Update: CHA is having difficulty with their website and is working hard to fix the problem.

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Artisan Workshop: Alchemy with ICE Resin and Iced Enamels

W404 – Workshop

Friday January 9, 2015

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Room: 207D

Difficulty: Beginner

Supplies: Basic jewelry toolkit; round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flat nose pliers and scissors.

Who Should Attend: Retailers and Distributors

Colorful metal jewelry is a popular trend in DIY jewelry making. Rich color juxtaposed with metallic gives a high fashion look to even the plainest of base metals. Join award-winning, internationally-known Silversmith and Mixed-Media Artist Susan Lenart Kazmer as she walks you through a dozen techniques to re-create the appearance of kiln-fired enamel work with Iced Enamels and ICE Resin, a proprietary jeweler’s grade system for cold enameling.
Take your jewelry making design skills to a new level with ICE Resin®.

Art Journal by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Posted on | October 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Art journals are full of intentions and desires.

 

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Care to share what creating an art journal means to you?

Yummy Leftovers Gift Tag – Oh So Rue Romantique

Posted on | October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

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?

How to make Iced Enameled Head Pins with ICE Resin, Relique Powders and Metal Fibers

Posted on | September 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cold enameling just got more fun!

Grab some 20 gauge wire fibers and your Iced Enamels and follow along with ICE Resin Creative Team member Jennifer Cabic as she walks you through making colorful headpins.

Center stage with Susan Lenart Kazmer’s “Opera Singer”, a mixed media resin and metal jewelry holder

Posted on | September 29, 2014 | No Comments

Experience the opera with Susan Lenart Kazmer via her “Opera Singer”…

The people waiting expectantly for the lush heavy curtains to rise and part, the richly hued costumes, the lavish sets, the thrill of the first note when the opera singer sets her voice free.

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You’ll find Hats in the Opera Singer’s Closet

Posted on | September 28, 2014 | No Comments

The “Opera Singer” is backstage  in her dressing room fretting about what hat to wear in her performance tomorrow. Which one do you suggest?

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Did you notice that all these hats double as rings?

Susan Lenart Kazmer created her Opera Singer as a jewelry holder.

 

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