House Number Eight by Jen Crossley

Art Mechanique Silhouettes

Tools & Materials:

ICED Enamels Turquoise Relique

ICE Resin® 1 oz. syringe

ICED Enamels Medium

Paint brush

ICE Resin® Silhouettes – Houses

Heat Gun

Sanding Block

White gel pen

Transparence

Alcohol wipe 

Technique: 

1.Firstly use the sanding block and give the House a light sand

2. Apply a light coat of ICED Enamels Medium with the paint brush)

3. Next sprinkle the ICED Enamels® Relique  Turquoise  onto the  house, then tip the excess back into the jar.

4. With a heat gun heat the powder until it melts.

5. Use the Alcohol wipe on the enamel it tones down the colour for a different   look all together

6. Mix the ICE Resin®, into a cup and then stir for 2 minutes.

7. Let the resin sit for 5 minutes to allow air bubbles to dissipate.

8. With a craft stick slowly add the resin onto the House silhouette and then allow it to lay flat on textured mat.

9. Pour any leftover resin onto the mat.

10. Let Piece dry for 24 hours and cure for 3 days.

11. Using the Stazon ink pad, rub around the edges. This creates a shadow to the edge and will make it pop. Allow to dry.

12. Use a white gel pen and add decoration

13. Add some transparencies to the window of the House.

 

I have loved house shapes for I don’t know how long, and when the new Sihouettes where brought out I had to have them. I combine these with the ICED Enamels and they looked amazing. For those of you that know me know Ii love the Number 8 for my mum it was her birthday,and also I like vintage so I toned this house down with a special technique !

Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time

 

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The Deep Ocean Blue

Dive in as Jamie Dougherty makes a blue ocean with some paint, a found object, ICE Resin, Shattered Micas: Silver and Chartreuse, and Shattered Fire Opal!

Unique Staple Bezels – Special Order

Instant jewelry!

The double sided prongs are what make it easy to add images and create unique jewelry with these staple bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Available via special orders of 12 each.

Large Almond Staple Bezel with Mica     SLK1608

 

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Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours!

 

The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! Almond Staple Bezel is approx 6.5cm x 3cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Mica per package.

Rectangular Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Large     SLK1632

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Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx 5.5cm x 3.5cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Round Staple Bezel with Mica (Mica not shown), Medium     SLK606

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The Circular Staple Bezel is currently being sold with Mica rather than Plexiglass. We package it without pre-cuts, so that you’ll have to cut it yourself- but its super easy to cut and has a gorgeous antique look. See the mini staple bezels on page 2 to see the look (scroll down and click).

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Medium Round Staple Bezel is approx 3.3cm in diameter and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Square Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1611

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Square Staple Bezels are approx 1.5 x 1.5 cm each -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Circular Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1612

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Circular Staple Bezels are approx 1.75 cm in diameter -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Square Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Medium     SLK1610

staple bezels

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx  2.5 x 2.5 cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

ICE Resin Vampire FX Earrings with Baerbel Born

blood red earringsHi! Baerbel from Germany here.

I know it’s a while until Halloween, but this summer I have been in a vampire kind of mood, and maybe some jewellery crafters will keep it in mind that we can create all unusual effects with ICE Resin for all seasons.

By adding some Memento inks in a deep red tone to my ICE Resin I achieved a look like a drop of blood.

But because I am a dedicated recycle girl, I gave some broken jewellery a second life. The left overs of a broken brooche have been added to my bezels to make some vintage looking earrings. 

To level the bezel, I filled it with some polymer clay which has been baked according to instructions. By adding some colored ICE Resin to the bezel and add the brooch parts I could fixate the brooch parts and get the wet look I have been after in one step.

Small bows made with a Rue Romantique ribbon gave the final touch.

Tips:
Drip any left overs of colored resin on a craft mat and let cure. You can use the drops on your next cards or save them for Halloween.

It only takes a drop or two of pigment to color the resin. The pigment can change the chemistry of the resin and hardener, so the standard is to add color with a toothpick drop by drop.

vampire earringsMaterials:
ICE Resin
Memento ink (Imagine Crafts /Tsukineko,color ‘Tangelo’)
Bezels 
pearls and broken brooch (stash)

Little Book with Kathy Cano-Murillo

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Have you ever had the desire to just pour out a whole cup of ICE Resin® to make one big sheet? That’s what happened to me, except I also added in some Art Mechanique™ German Glass Glitter too! I poured it over a sheet of wax paper and let it set overnight. The next day, I cut it to 4×4″, and cut up a bunch of scrap paper to fit. I lined them all up and drilled two holes at the top and wrapped pink and teal wire.  I added some ribbon and another charm I made with one of my drawings and ICE Resin® too! Now I have a little book that I can use for my Instagram photos, or for sketches, quotes, anything I want. I think I’ll also make a few more to give to friends!

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The Fabulous Terri O hosted Jen Cushman on Sonoran Living

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Jen Cushman joined Terri Ouellette on Sonoran Living earlier this week. You can watch HERE.

It is always so much fun to get together with Terri. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She is a goddess of the arts and crafts world and her motto is “super simple”.

Thanks Terri O!

 

Switching Gears by John Creighton-Peteresen

ice resin layersSupplies:

ICE Resin®: ICE Resin®, ICED Enamels™ Medium, ICED Enamels Relique™ Torched Copper, Art Mechanique™ Chocolate German Glass Glitter, ICED Enamels™ Shattered Mica Bronze, Mixed Metal Hobnail Long Rectangle Bezel Large Antique Silver, brushes

IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®: StazOn Opaque Ivory Black, StazOn Metallic Gold and Copper, GlazOn, InkBlusher

Miscellaneous: watch parts, gears, adhesive, Spellbinders®: Creative Cogs 3D M-Bossabilities Folder

14277132411_2d07dae414_m14278425182_2d15732ce9_mInstructions:

1. Using a brush, cover the backside of the bezel with ICED Enamels™ Medium. Sprinkle on Iced Enamels Relique™ Torched Copper and heat set. Allow to cool down completely before repeating for the sides and front of the bezel.

2. Mix ICED Resin® according to instructions and use a brush to apply to the sides and back of the covered bezel; allow to cure completely.

3. Create another batch of ICE Resin®, this time adding a drop of StazOn Opaque Ivory Black.

4. Pour resin into the Creative Cogs 3D M-Bossabilities Folder; allow to cure completely. NOTE: If you do not allow the colored resin to cure completely in the folder, it will be “rubbery” and will tear when you try to remove it from the folder.

5. Lightly twist the embossing folder until the resin begins to come out of the embossing plate.

6. With an InkBlusher, lightly apply StazOn Metallic Gold and allow to dry. Repeat with StazOn Metallic Copper. Once dried, apply a thin coat of GlazOn.

14280003594_9f28082455_m7. Trim embossed resin pieces to fit inside of the long rectangle bezels.

8. Use adhesive to hold the embossed resin pieces into the bottom of the bezel.

9. Mix a batch of clear ICE Resin® and apply a thin layer into the bottom of the bezel.

10. Begin adding found objects into the bezel, lightly coating on the backside of each piece with ICE Resin before adding into the bezel.

11. Continue adding more gears and watch parts, along with Art Mechanique™ Chocolate German Glass Glitter and ICED Enamels™ Shattered Mica Bronze as desired.

12. Fill in bezel with ICE Resin® and allow to completely cure.

Hi Everyone! After I saw Tatiana Allen’s project a few weeks ago on the ICE Resin® blog on creating shapes using embossing folders, the ideas started to swirl in my head about what I could create! I stumbled across a project that I had made years ago in a class that used UTEE embossing powder, and while handling the project the UTEE cast piece broke and I then remembered why I avoided making projects with UTEE. And then it dawned upon me – why not use Tatiana’s technique with colored ICE Resin® to create a background for a bezel!

I’d just recently been to a flea market and purchased some fab vintage tchotchkes including watch parts and gears that were waiting to be used, so this project was born!

John Creighton Petersen, Art New Wave

use a feather to create an organic touch in your jewelry

Jamie Dougherty shares how you can include feather with ICE Resin® to create an organic touch in your jewelry.

Supplies: ICE Resin® Iced Enamels Relique Powders: Tarnished Bronze and German Silver, Iced  Enamels Medium, Art Mechanique Rectangle hobnail bezel, a paint brush, and a feather.

Tip: Paint a little bit of ICE Resin on the front and back of the feather so as not to create air bubbles.

Jamie liked the organic look of her piece.

What color combinations of Relique Powders and feathers would you choose?

Iced Earring Ideas

Game of Thrones jewelry

Mother of Dragons http://wp.me/p1MCno-3hG

Humans have been adorning themselves with earrings since the first caveman pierced his ear with a bone. Ouch!

Fortunately we do not have to do that now, although we know a number of girls who had them pierced with ice and a hat pin rather than at the jewelry counter. (I, Carol, was one of them in 1977 at the tender age of 11  and man oh man, my very traditional dad was unthrilled.)

Thirty-odd years later friends can tell I am having a bad day if I do not wear earrings. I am not dressed without them!

These funky “Man in the Moon” earrings were created by Terry Matuszyk for a guest post on the ICE Queen Zine.

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Man in the the Moon http://wp.me/p1MCno-1DV

Our creative team members have created some fab earrings and we would like to share a few with you!

Treasures that dangle:

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Little Lovelies http://wp.me/p1MCno-311

 

Bang!

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Bling Bang by ANDREA RING http://wp.me/p1MCno-1hP

Do you remember your first pair of earrings? How about the first pair of earrings that you made? Do you still have them? Are they faves? Do you make earring to sell or give as gifts or both? How have your styles changed over time? If you have a bunch of  “old” earrings that simply do not match your jewelry tastes but you still want to repurpose them, here is an idea from our friend, Terri O.

 

Happy 4th of July

Jen Cushman

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