Hello, Good-by and a mixed media giraffe

Art Mechanique molding puttyThis little mixed media giraffe seems to be saying hello to the 2014 ICE Resin Creative Team — the  members will be announced December 13.

Sandy Marin made the body and legs of this so so fashionable critter  out of an upcycled wooden box, paint, a ruler, an tulle for the skirt.


The body is cast ICE Resin using Art Mechainque Molding Putty.

“Hello” or “Good-bye” we, Susan, Jen, Kristen and Carol want to give a round of applause, several really loud cheers, hugs all around, and warmest wishes to (in no particular order):

Sandy MartinSweet Pea Jewelry

JoMama, ShopJoMama

Lexi Grenzer, Shabby Calavera

JoAnna Pierotti, Moss Hill Studio

Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes

Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art

Thespa McLaughlin, Vintiquities Workshop

Susan Weckesser, My Sweet Earth

Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time

Susan M Walls, Charming Trinkets

Pamela Huntington, Pam Huntington

Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design

These creative women were truly  awesome, supportive, and every-ready. We will miss them,  hold them in our hearts, and most certainly see them around!

We hope you won’t forget to keep following all the wonderful projects on their blogs!



Holiday Cherub Necklace

ice resin cherub necklace
This piece was all about bringing several of my favorite things together…Ice Resin®, bobbles, Iced Enamels and SLK bezels.
I love using Ice Resin bobbles in all of my mixed media creations and I had just completed several sets and I fell in love with this little cherub. The perfect backdrop would be the awesome Iced Enamels™ in Relique Ivory. I began with a large round hobnail bezel in antiqued bronze and I covered the bottom of the bezel using the Iced Enamels. The sweet cherub bobble was placed in the middle of the bezel and adhere with just a bit of E6000. The bezel was then filled with Ice Resin and it was allowed to cure. From the bottom of the bezel I hung a lovely little bundle of vintage pearls and the entire pendant was hung from a vintage necklace of multiple chains, beads and pearls.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art

Supply List:
Large Round  Hobnail Bezel – Antiqued Bronze
Ice Resin®
Iced Enamels™ – Relique Ivory
Resin Bobble -Cherub
Vintage Chain

A Rue Romantique Adorned Christmas Tree – Day 3

My work table is crowded with ornaments galore

My friend she has helped me make ornaments by the score

 Yet there are others I cannot bear to miss

 Lesley, JoMama, Sandy and Susan’s  projects I cannot resist!

Rue Romantique ornaments will grace my tree

not forgetting a few for my loved ones who will shout with glee!

Rue Romantique Christmas ornaments

Sunday, Nov. 10

Lesley Venable


JoMama http://www.shopjomama.com/blog/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop

Sandy Martin http://sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Susan Weckesser http://mysweetearth.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-bloghop.html

In case you missed the Christmas goodness: 

Friday, Nov. 8

Kristen Robinson    http://kristenrobinson.typepad.com/kristenrobinson/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Jen Crossley http://amarkintime.blogspot.com/

Cindy Cima Edwards  http://www.cindycima.com/2013/11/08

Cindi Bisson http://fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/ice-resin-rue-romantique-christmas-blog.html


Saturday, Nov. 9

(ICE Resin site) Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3

Lexi Grenzer http://lexigrenzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop.html

Pamela Huntington  http://pamelahuntington.typepad.com/february_2007/2013/11/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html

Susan Walls  http://www.susansartcircus.com/christmas-with-ice-and-santa/

Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb

Thank you so much for joining us! May all the projects on your workbench turn out just as you imagined or even better!

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Want to learn how to make ornaments in time for the holidays? Take advantage of this exclusive collection, and create handmade ornaments with prime instruction from our contributors, including a PDF created exclusively for this kit, and all the ICE Resin® materials you could want.
HANDMADE ORNAMENTS KIT: Resin Bezels and Bling



Game of Hearts

game of hearts jewelry

I love the new Art Mechanique Essential Ephemera Papers and have delighted in using them in many different ways.

This particular piece uses one of my favorite patterns. I love how the green pattern and muted aged paper portion of the papers work together to create something old with a modern twist.

As I was working on this piece I came across the dimensional heart charm and decided to incorporate it into the pendant.

A wonderful game of hearts that has the hues that will allow it to be worn in both summer and fall.

Lesley Venable

Flatwoods Folk Art
Supplies you will need:
Art Mechanique Hobnail Heart Bezel – antique silver
ICE Resin
Art Mechanique Essential Ephemera Papers
Heart Charm – dimensional


Directions: I first cut the paper to size utilizing the stencils by SLK and then adhered it into the bezel with a bit of glue. The heart was then glued into place using E6000. This was set aside to dry completely.
Once dry, Ice Resin was mixed and poured into the bezel and allowed to cure for approximately 12 hours before pouring a second layer to dome the resin. It was then allowed to fully dry before the necklace was added.

Magical Autumn Necklace

I love the colors of Autumn and this Shattered Fire Opal carried all of the hues that make this season so magical!

I began by covering the bottom of the bezel with the shattered mica and filled the bezel almost completely full with Ice Resin. I allowed the resin to fully cure I added more Ice Resin to give that beautiful domed effect. The leaf was placed in the middle of the bezel and it was set aside to cure.
Once fully cured I added the chain, wire wrapped the wood bead dangle and then finally added the pear pin with a vintage button attached.

Supplies you will need:
Art Mechanique Hobnail Bezel
ICE Resin
Shattered Fire Opal
Brass Stamping – Leaf
Wood Beads
Pear Pin

Now you have a beautiful piece to wear as a celebration of Autumn. What do you love about autumn?

Lesley Venable


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