Your Muse Deserves a Journal

Do you carry a journal around with you to jot down ideas when your muse flits upon your shoulder and whispers in your ear?

This mixed-media journaling book is small enough to be kept in a purse and used to capture ideas whenever creative inspiration strikes!

Cindy Bisson

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Media MixageMaterials and Tools:

ICE Resin®

Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer™ – large Fleur de Lis

Opaque Silk Ribbon Bundle – Muted Multicolor

Stained glass chips

Rowlux® Illusion Film – Dark Blue Moire

Zutter Bind-It-All and silver binding coils

Silver eyelets

Gun metal jewelry chain

We R Memory Keepers™ Crop-A-Dile punch

Platinum Planet Brilliance Inkpad

Marvy Heat Tool

“Inspiration” and “fleur-de-lis” rubber stamps

Silver jump rings  - found in the jewelry aisle at Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com/StoreLocator/

Jewelry pliers

Instructions:

Fill Fleur de Lis bezel with chips of stained glass.

Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions and fill bezel.  Let dry.

Cut front and back journal covers from Rowlux® film.  Cut pages to insert into journal.  Punch pages and covers with Zutter® Bind-it-All.

Ink “Inspiration” and “fleur-de-lis” stamps with Platinum Planet Brilliance inkpad.  Stamp “inspiration” at top of cover, and fleur-de-lis at bottom of cover.  Heat set with heat tool.

Punch 4 holes as shown in cover.  Add silver eyelets.

Measure and cut gunmetal chain to fit through holes on top and bottom of cover, along inside of back and back through holes to front to attach to fleur bezel with silver jump ring.  Mount fleur bezel.

Assemble journal and add binding.

Add bundle of silk ribbons, tied through the binding coils.

What is your muse telling you right now?!

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Faith is the Bird, a mixed media pendant by Cindi Bisson

ice resin jewelryGood Morning!

The sound of happy birds in the springtime always lift my mood – this mixed-media, multi-dimensional pendant celebrates the birds of springtime.

Cindi Bisson

Behind These Eyes

ice resin mixed media  jewelry

Materials:

1) ICE Resin® 2) Opaque Silk Ribbon Bundle – “Muted Multicolor” 3) Mixed Metal Rectangle Bezel Large – Antique Bronze 4) German Glass Glitter – Cirque 5) Paper Sealer 6) Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text sticker verse 7) Brass bird charm 8) Twig 9) Dried grass or faux birds nest 10) Small feathers 11) Makin’s Clay® – Natural 12) Hot glue gun & glue sticks 13) Scissors

Instructions:

1) Trim Faith is a Bird verse sticker to fit inside bezel.

2) Seal with Paper Sealer.

3) Place verse into bezel.

4) Trim piece of faux birds nest, or use dried grass to create nest, to fit inside bottom portion of bezel.

5) Mix ICE Resin® per manufacturer instructions, pour into bezel.

6) Sprinkle copper colored glitter along left and right edges of sticker.

7) Coat twig with ICE Resin®.  Set onto filled bezel extending beyond bottom of nest.  Let resin cure in bezel and on twig.

8) Create 3 miniature eggs from Natural Makin’s Clay®, let dry and then seal with ICE Resin®.  Let dry.  Mount inside nest.

9) Measure and cut strp of coordinating opaque silk ribbon to hang pendant.

10) Place through bottom hole on bezel, extending about 1 1/2″.  Bring up along back of bezel, and place through top loop on bezel.  Loop ribbon around and tie knot at loop.  Extend end of ribbon down and twist around ribbon on back of bezel, and extend beyond base of bezel approximately 2″.

11) Use hot glue to mount brass bird charm to ribbons extending off bottom of bezel.

 

 

We are excited that Cindi Bisson has remained a part of our Team

We are pleased to announce that Cindi Bisson has agreed to continue on our 2012-13 Special projects Team!

“Dare to Be Different” is her motto and her busy studio is proof.Cindi Bisson

Cindi is a delightful person and a talented mixed media and jewelry artist. But that is far from all…

Home decor? Yes. Upcycle? Of course! Paper crafts? You bet. Rubber stamps? Her own line premiered through Stampington in ’06. Teacher? Yes. You may have enjoyed her classes online, When Creativity Knocks, at CHA, Maker Fairs, Scrapper’s Dream Vacations and many others. Writer? Check her out in Bella Crafts Quarterly, Scrap n Art, and The Polymer Arts Magazine.

Cindi’s blog is Behind These Eyes. She was our Superstar Saturday guest when this blog was not quite new, she also hopped with Industrial Chic earlier in 2012, you can find technique videos and beautiful projects she made by searching this blog.

Golden Glamour Brooch

A great way to add a bit of glamour to a simple sweater or top is a scarf and brooch.  ICE Resin® products, along with Spellbinders dies, make creating custom designs achievable.

ice resin As I’m always experimenting with new and unique ways to use products, I decided to give making actual molds from the dies a whirl.  I am pleased that the results were fabulous.  For this brooch, Jewelers Grade Molding Putty was mixed according to manufacturer instructions, then the smallest oval from the Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Oval set was pressed into the putty to create the mold (as you can see, I also molded many others and will be sharing those projects soon!).ice resin

The gold transparent ribbon from the ART Mechanique line is beautiful right off the spool (I think the added interest of the rough edges and golden threads makes the “scarf” more interesting) and creates a fashion accessory with a bit of glamour when paired with the completed brooch.

Cindi Bisson

Behind These Eyes

 

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