Creating a Sheet of Resin From a Rubber Stamp

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In today’s video tutorial I show you how I created a solid sheet of ICE Resin from a rubber stamp. This simple process can be used in many ways. My full finished project can be seen in the previous blog post published on the 5th of January 2016. I love to see what you create too so don’t forget to share what you have made with this technique.  I hope you enjoy my video and leave me a comment.

 

Thanks for visiting

Clare Horner

 

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Creating a Winter Memory Book

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Happy New Year!!! To all our wonderful followers from the ICE Resin Team.

 

I am so pleased to be ringing in the new year for the amazing ICE Resin Team. From those of use leaving the team this year I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey with ICE Resin and welcome in the new team. ICE Resin have some amazing things planned for 2016 and some amazing products coming your way so stay tuned and watch this space closely! I am so excited I could squeal but alas I must keep my mouth shut for now! Enough waffling from me and onto my project…… I decided this year, I would knuckle down and actually record some Christmas day memories, what better way to do it than create a solid slab of resin as a book cover and make a little book ready to fill with pockets for storing all my memorabilia like gift tags and bad cracker jokes. Tune back in on the 7th for the full video tutorial on how to create the plate. I look forward to seeing how you record your memories this year and hope you will share with us what you created with ICE Resin over the holidays.

 

Thanks for visiting

Clare Horner

 

Supplies:

ICE Resin®

Inkssentials: Foil Tape Sheet

Hero Arts Snowflake Background stamp

 

Other Supplies: Painters tape, plasticine, decorative paper, double sided tape, number die, Lawn Fawn Christmas border die, book rings, Kraft card, Stazon Blue Hawaii ink pad, measuring cup.

 

Tools: Die cutting machine, crop-o-dile or drill, paper trimmer, score board, file.

 

Disclosure: This ONLY works with rubber stamps, do not use this technique on clear stamps. Your stamp must be immaculately clean, any ink or dirt will transfer to the resin.

Instructions:

 

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1: Attach a clean rubber stamp to a suitable sized acrylic block.

2: Create a wall around the stamp with painters tape, burnish well to the sides of the stamp.

3: If the tape is having trouble adhering to the stamp crate a wall with plasticine on the outside edge to hold it in place.

 

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4: Mix ICE Resin to manufacturers instructions. For a large 6 inch stamp you will need a full measuring cup.

5: Slowly pour the resin onto the stamp. Bubbles will get trapped in a highly detailed stamp. Tease them to the surface with tooth pick.

6: Leave to cure for 8 to 12 hours or overnight.

 

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7: Once cured, remove all supporting walls and acrylic block.

8: Carefully tease the stamp away from the resin by the rubber, don’t pull the supporting foam, it will come away from the stamp.

 

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9: Die cut enough letters and number to write Christmas 2015 from the foil card.

 

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10: Colour all the foil parts with a solvent based ink, set aside to dry.

 

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11: Place the resin plate onto an acrylic block and adhere the words

12: Mix ICE Resin to manufacturers instructions, a full mixing cup full for a 6inch square stamp.

13: Pour on top of the plate and leave to self dome and cure for 8 to 12 hours.

 

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14: Punch two holes for your book rings with a drill or a crop-odile and file an excess resin.

 

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15: Cut several sheets of Kraft card to 5 3/4 inch by 7 3/4 inch.

16: Score the 7 3/4 inch length 2 inch from the bottom.

17: Decorate as desired.

 

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18: Tape the outside edge of the scored flap and stick down to create a pocket for your Christmas day memorabilia to be tucked in.

19: Create a sturdy backing page from card and decorate as desired.

20: Punch holes in all pieces and put together with book rings.

 

Your book is now ready to decorate with your Christmas pictures and add in your gift tages and anything else you might want to keep from the day.

 

 

 

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Goodbye to 2015

It’s December 31st, the last day of 2015. While it’s always an exciting time of year to say goodbye to the year past with anticipation for the future, it’s always a bittersweet time here at ICE Resin. That’s because it’s always the time we have to say goodbye to our Design Team members who’ve worked tireless and diligently for 365 days to bring you, our blog readers, the best and most exciting designs and ideas for using the Susan Lenart Kazmer products and ICE Resin.

Susan and I (Jen) would like to extend our deepest thanks to this year’s amazing team of artists. We knew of the changes coming to our company and wanted to pick a group of folks who we knew were not only all professional artists, but people are are hard working, dedicated, self-motivated and supportive of not only the two of us, but the mixed-media art community as a whole. This year’s team members are all about the greater good and supporting others in their quest to creativity.

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Thank YOU John Creighton Petersen, Clare Horner, Chantal Johnson, Susan Walls and Heather Widener. This was the second term for John, Clare and Susan. Chantal and Heather were this year’s newest additions. We normally pick a new team of artists every year. We decided for 2015 to re-open our team to past participants to see if they would like to join us for a second go-around. Susan and I were pleased to see a number of folks from past teams were not only still using ICE Resin faithfully in their work, but we also willing to work with us again. #blessed

Tomorrow, Jan. 1st. we’ll be officially introducing the 2016 Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin Design Team are are excited to give them their little spotlight. But for today, it’s all about John, Clare, Chantal, Susan and Heather.

Please be sure to continue to follow their art adventures. Subscribe to their blogs. Keep an eye on their YouTube channels. Sign up for their newsletters and follow their social media. They are all top notch artists and instructors. As certified ICE Resin instructors, they will continue to teach ICE Resin techniques. They also plan to continue publishing their ideas, making their work and continuing to be an important part of our mixed-media art community.

In case you need to bookmark it, here’s their information and how to continue following them:

John Creighton Petersen

Chantal Johnson 

Clare Horner

Susan Walls

Heather Widener

Here’s wishing our team and all of our readers a very Happy New Year!!!

 

Combating Resin in a damp English atmosphere

Ever struggled squeezing out Part A once the weather has turned and winter is setting in? Struggling with your cure or bubbles behaving differently in the cold season and dont know why? Then let Clare Horner help you out with a few quick tips for combating the winter resin blues.

 

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The Summer Fluttered by

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I love to create free form jewellery items, there’s something about an organic shape that isn’t cased in by metal that really appeals to me. It is pretty much destined to couple a free form piece with the free floating spirit of a butterfly. This, I must admit, is a long project. it has many layers which makes for much drying time, but it sure is worth it in the end.

 

Thanks for visiting

Clare Horner

 

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Supplies:

ICE Resin®

Iced Enamels™:  Shattered Fire Opal.

Art Mechanique®: Paper Sealer

 

Other Supplies: Laser printed image, mixing cup, stick, black acrylic paint, necklace chain and findings.

 

Tools: Drill, drill bit/crop-o-dile, pliers, Scissors.

 

 

Instructions:

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1: Fussy cut from a laser printed image several internal holes and then around the edge.

2: Seal both sides with paper sealer at least 3 times making sure all raw edges are covered.

 

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3: Mix resin to manufacturers instructions.

4: Place image flat on a plastic bag, cover with a generous amount of resin overlapping the sides.

5: Let dry for 8 to 10 hours or overnight.

 

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6: Once cured to the touch trim the excess resin of the edges of the image, do not cut into the paper.

 

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7: Mix resin to manufacturers instruction add in a generous amount of shattered fire opal.

8: Carefully cover the back of the image to the edges making sure the resin does not run out of bounds. Surface tension will do this naturally.

9: Let dry for 8 to 10 hours or overnight.

 

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10: Mix resin to manufacturers specifications, add in a small amount of black acrylic paint.

11: Support image on sticks and cover the back with the black resin again making sure the resin does not go out of bounds.

12: Let dry overnight or for 8 to 10 hours.

 

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13: Mix resin to manufacturers specifications.

(if any black drips onto the front you can sand/cut this away before coating with clear resin)

14: Carefully cover the front of the image with resin making sure it does not go out of bounds.

15: Let dry for 8 to 10 hours or overnight.

 

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16: Drill/punch holes in the top corners.

17: Add chain with jump rings and clasp.

18: Wear and enjoy the shimmering butterfly.

 

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